Massive structure fire destroys home; animals perish in Colchester

New London

A massive structure fire has destroyed a home in Colchester this morning. According to the Colchester Fire Chief, the call for the fire came in around 4:45a this morning. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the area of 5 Deer Run Drive. Upon arrival, the fire had completely engulfed the home and had extended in through the main section of the home. 

No one was home at the time,but, the Chief said that the animals inside the home did not make it out in time. 

Also, there were no hydrants nearby so firefighters had to call in tanker trucks. Departments from four other towns were called in to assist with the fire. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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