1 Dead After House Fire in Meriden

One person is dead and a home destroyed after a fire ripped through a house on Carpenter Avenue in Meriden Thanksgiving morning.

According to the fire department, the fire broke out around 3 a.m. in a single family home at 161 Carpenter Ave.

Meriden fire officials confirmed one person was killed. The victim has not been identified.

The home is a total loss.

Fire officials initially said no one was home at the time of the fire, but they searched through the rubble after being unable to make contact with the homeowner.

No other information was immediately available.

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