Human remains found in Hampton home after fire

(Twitter/ Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications)

HAMPTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Connecticut State Police are investigating after human remains were found in a Hampton home that was destroyed by a fire on Thursday morning.

Police say at around 4:30 a.m., troopers assisted the Hampton Fire Department and the Hampton Fire Marshal in responding to a fire at the single family home at 33 Eleventh Section Road.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames and the fire was under control in about an hour. After the fire was extinguished, police say human remains were recovered from inside the house.

Detectives from the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, along with State Police Eastern District Major Crime detectives, are now assisting the Hampton Fire Marshal with the investigation.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the identify of the victim, and cause and manner of death.

The home appears to be a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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