Thea Digiammerino

No Injuries Reported in Norwich House Fire

Multiple fire departments responded to fight a raging house fire on the New London Turnpike in Norwich Monday evening.

The fire occurred in East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company district. Crews from multiple other departments also responded to provide mutual aid.

At one point flames could be seen shooting out of the home on the 500-block of New London Turnpike. The fire started around 5 p.m. but took hours to completely extinguish.

"We thought it had it licked very early on...then it reared its angry head at us and we had to pull crews out on a few different occasions," said East Great Plain Fire Chief Keith Milton.

Fire officials said two or three people were inside the home when the fire started, but they escaped safely. The American Red Cross has responded to assist the displaced residents.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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