Heavy fire breaks out in Waterbury vacant home

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A heavy fire broke out in a vacant home in Waterbury on Wednesday morning.

Fire crews responded to the two and a half story home at 76 High Street at around 7:49 a.m. to put out the blaze. Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke could be seen coming from the house.

According to the Fire Chief, the home was vacant and no one was injured.

At this time, the fire has been contained to inside the structure. The Fire Chief says that firefighters are fighting the blaze defensively from outside the house. There was no damage to surrounding homes.

News 8 also learned on scene that a cat was rescued from the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

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