2 homes burned to the ground, 2 damaged in Old Saybrook beach fire


OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — Two homes burned to the ground and two more were damaged in a fire on a beach in Old Saybrook.

Fire officials said the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The Old Saybrook Fire Department said six other fire departments responded to the large, wind-driven fire that broke out at a home on Beach Road West.

After minutes on scene, firefighters said the house at 29 Beach Rd. West was fully engulfed and was spreading to nearby homes. The home at 27 Beach Rd. West was also destroyed.

No injuries were reported. Crews said one person was home at the time but was able to get to safety.

Heavy flames and a lot of smoke could be seen coming from the home.

Crews utilized boats to fight the flames from the water and had to bring in water from Route 1 and the Long Island Sound.

Due to heavy winds, crews will remain on scene all night to monitor hot spots. Fire officials told News 8 there was already one flare up by 7 p.m.

There is no word on the official cause of the fire. The State Fire Marshal and police are on scene to investigate.

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