1 dead in Middlebury house fire

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire on Route 188 Tuesday afternoon (WTNH / Report-It / K Norton)

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — One person has died in a house fire along Whittmore Road in Middlebury Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday afternoon, firefighters responded to a home on Whittmore Road, also known as Route 188 on a report of a house fire. Fire Chief Tony Bruno tells News 8 one person died in the fire and a family pet is still missing. Everyone else got out safely.

Route 188 was closed in the vicinity of the fire. There is no word as to how many people were in the home or what caused the fire.

News 8 will post additional details to this story as soon as they become available.

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