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Updated: Abbott Road Home Extensively Damaged by Fire

No injuries reported.

Updated, 11:45 a.m., April 30

According to Ellington Fire Marshal Allan Lawrence, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. A spokesman for the American Red Cross said that the family declined assistance, but that the American Red Cross is still available to help if need be.

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A home at 27 Abbott Road was extensively damaged by fire Sunday afternoon, officials said. 

The fire caused extensive damage to the home and spread to neighboring woods, causing a brush fire, Ellington Deputy Fire Marshal Rob Dabica said. Units were able to contain the brush fire, keeping it from spreading and damaging neighboring homes.

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There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation, Dabica said. Multiple departments responded to the fire, including , Vernon, Tolland and others, he added. 

louise April 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM
My prayers are with the family~ I hope all people and pets are safe.
Ian Hough May 02, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I drive past that house every day and have always admired it. It is such a shame. I hope all the family are well, physically and mentally and they bounce back from this horrible experience.
Jenny May 04, 2012 at 02:52 AM
It would be helpful if they explained why the style of construction contributed to the fire. I think that's something important to know! Also, it's true that the first responder was there almost immediately, but the house was fully engulfed before a drop of water hit the house. It just seemed so surreal.

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