Updated: Friday, 15 Jan 2010, 5:57 AM EST
Published : Friday, 15 Jan 2010, 5:56 AM EST
Durham (WTNH) - Firefighters from more than five towns responded to a house fire in Durham Friday morning.
The call came in to the Durham Volunteer Fire House at about 3:45 a.m. for the home on Tuttle Road.
The two story home was fully involved upon arrival, Durham Fire Chief Harry Hall. Because the home had been vacant for more than a year no one went inside to knock down the fire. The chief let it burn freely.
There are no hydrants in this section of Durham so firefighters had to lay 2,000 feet of hose from a brook and another 3,000 feet of hose from a nearby pond.
One person living nearby said she was not surprised the house caught on fire. She said it had been empty for a long time, windows had been broken and that kids had gone in and out of the house.
About 50 firefighters from Middlefield, Killingworth, South District Fire out of Middletown, North Farms and Wallingford assisted in the firefighting effort.
Chief Hall said state police will likely be on scene later this morning.