Forty firefighters from nine fire companies were called to the Hunters Chase Condo Complex in Litchfield after a unit under construction went up in flames Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials and emergency dispatchers.
A spokesperson for the Norfolk Fire Department, which responded to the scene, said the fire on Hunters Drive broke out around 1:35 p.m. Thursday. Crews arrived to find flames engulfing the condo unit, which appears to be vacant.
Norfolk fire spokesman John Barbagallo said the fire was contained mostly to one of four units in the building, although a neighboring unit sustained some damage. Half the building is a loss.
According to Barbagallo, the complex is new and building was empty at the time. One or two people do live in the building, but were not home when the fire started.
The fire appears to have started on the upper level of the burning unit.
Barbagallo said a fire marshal is investigating to determine the cause of the fire, which does not appear to be suspicious.
Firefighters from Litchfield, Bantam, East Litchfield, Torrington, Harwinton, Norfolk, Burlington, Morris and Torringford were called to the scene.