NORTH STONINGTON — A morning fire extended from the basement area into the first floor of a house along the Providence-New London Turnpike Sunday, leaving the home’s occupants displaced.
Firefighters with the North Stonington Volunteer Fire Company responded to the home, located at 320 Providence-New London Turnpike on Route 184, just before 10 a.m. with reports of a house fire. Residents of the home had already evacuated by the time firefighters arrived, officials said.
Due to the location of the fire in the southwest corner of town and concerns over the blaze spreading, officials called for mutual aid and received help from firefighters with the Ashaway, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck, Wequetequock, Mashantucket and Poquetanuck fire departments.
Members of the North Stonington Ambulance Association, Mystic River Ambulance and L&M Medics also assisted in the response. No injuries were reported.
The Salvation Army of New London Canteen also aided first responders by providing on site assistance as they battled the blaze.
Fire officials said the fire appeared to start in the basement of the single-family home before spreading into the home’s first floor. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the blaze, but remained on scene into the afternoon to address hot spots and flare ups. The fire caused significant damage to both the finished basement and first-floor levels, officials said, leaving occupants temporarily displaced.
Staff with the American Red Cross offered assistance, but fire officials said those impacted were expected to stay with family members.
North Stonington Fire Marshal George P. Brennan is continuing to investigate with assistance from the Office of the Connecticut Fire Marshal. The cause of the fire has not been determined.