Ammunition Explodes During Windham House Fire

Two adults and two children were forced from a home in Windham when fire broke out Wednesday afternoon, causing ammunition to go off inside the house, according to officials at the scene.

The Windham fire marshal said crews arrived around 2 p.m. Wednesday to find smoke coming from the back porch at 45 Babcock Hill Road. Fire caused ammunition to explode inside the home.

No one was injured.

The second floor of the home sustained smoke and fire damage, and water used to fight the fire caused damage to the first floor, according to officials at the scene.

Fire crews from South Windham, Windham Center, North Windham, Yantic, Franklin, Lebanon and Baltic responded, along with volunteers from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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