CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH)– A family of six is left displaced after house fire in Cheshire, Tuesday afternoon.
The fire happened on Hickory Lane around 1:16 PM. Police say a motorist driving along I-84 saw the fire and quickly reported it
The fire was put out around 1:46 PM but there was significant damage done to the house.
The family of two adults and four children were not home at the time.
However, a cat and a dog were inside and the cat did not survive the fire.
With Tuesday’s frigid temperatures, fighting the fire posed a bit more of a challenge.
“It’s fatiguing, they burn out a lot faster, but we try to keep them hydrated and feed them and do the best we can to keep them comfortable, so we can get the job done and not get anyone hurt…poses more of a challenge,” said Chief Jack Casner, Cheshire Fire Department.
The area is secluded and was hard for firefighters to get to.
The home is uninhabitable but the town is putting up the family at a motel for the night.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but the fire department says it appears to have begun on an outside porch.