SUFFIELD, Conn (WWLP) – Connecticut and Massachusetts fire departments worked together to put out an early morning fire in Suffield, Connecticut on Monday.
Suffield Fire Chief Chuck Flynn told 22News that the fire started around 1:30 A.M. at the house at 3803 Mountain Road (Route 168) in West Suffield, not far from the Congamond Lakes.
Chief Flynn said the house was “fully engulfed” when firefighters got there, and that a father and his son living in the home made it out safely along with a friend of the father who was staying with the family.
The Southwick and East Granby Fire Departments were brought in to help Suffield firefighters. Firefighters were forced to relay water to put the flames out as there are no fire hydrants in the area, according to Chief Flynn.
The majority of the flames were out by 6:00 A.M., but there were still flames popping up in the basement of the home, which firefighters needed to wait until daylight to access.
Flynn said that the residents of the house will not be able to return home, due to the extensive damage.
22News talked to the homeowner, Nicholas Grano, who said that he and his son are devastated by the loss. Grano added that they are grateful no one, including their dog, was hurt in the fire. Grano told 22News he did not have insurance, and that he has lost everything in the fire.
Grano’s friend, Chris Spaulding, a Westfield resident, was staying in the Suffield home during the work week, because he had a new job in Connecticut. Spaulding told 22News that he had just moved his belongings into the home a month ago, and is now left with nothing.