Danbury home destroyed after wood stove fire

(Photo provided by Danbury Fire Department)

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — No one was injured after embers from a wood stove ignited and destroyed a home near Candlewood Lake Friday morning.

Just after 10:00 a.m., Danbury firefighters responded to a home located at 70 Forty Acres Mountain Road on reports that the home was on fire. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, they described it as a “heavily involved fire”.

The homeowner, who has not been identified, was home when the began. He was able to escape the home safely.

According to Danbury fire officials, the homeowner said that he had just taken embers from his wood stove, and transferred them to a metal can near the garage. About 15 minutes later, the homeowner discovered the house was on fire, he reported to firefighters.

There were no hydrants nearby, so Danbury firefighters got tankers from Danbury, Brookfield, and Bethel to provide water to put out the fire.

The fire was extinguished. No injuries where reported.

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