Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire destroyed a home in Killingly Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
Fire Chief Travis Vandale said crews responded to a structure fire on Terwilleger Road.
Responding firefighters said there was a fully-involved garage fire that extended to the home.
A person was taken to the hospital for treatment immediately. Officials don't know the person's extent of injuries, but said they were already out of the house. A woman who lived in the home was taken to the hospital later as a precautionary measure.
There were no fire hydrants in the area, so crews called in two additional tankers, Vandale said. Firefighters said they conducted an aggressive interior attack and pushed the fire back into the garage from the house.
At that point, crews were able to extinguish the blaze.
Neighbors tell us a son of the homeowner had finished mowing the lawn about 15 minutes before they heard a lot of yelling and they ran over to help.
That’s when they say they saw lawnmower on fire.
“It went from a little bit of smoke to fully enveloped in five minutes,” Phil Beam said.
Pam Beam said she ran over to help the son who collapsed after getting his mother out of the home.
“It was hot. You could just, I couldn’t stay there. It was popping. It was not safe. Got to move," Pam Beam said.
She said she and another neighbor had to drag the son across the street because they didn’t want him that close to the home with the heat of the fire raging. She said they gave him CPR until emergency responders arrived.
The Beams said he is a hero.
“He got his mom out of the fire," they said.
Fire officials didn't find anyone inside the home. The Red Cross is at the scene helping two residents who lived in the home.
The home has been deemed uninhabitable, according to officials.
The fire marshal is at the scene investigating.
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