An unoccupied Canton home was heavily damaged after being engulfed in flames Thursday
By David Owens
November 13, 2014: 7:35 pm
CANTON — Fire heavily damaged an unoccupied home at 11 Silvermine Acres early Thursday. Homeowner Joe Roca had left just hours earlier after doing some repair work on the house that he and his wife bought in September. Their plan was to move in on Saturday.
“We left about 9:30 and we got a call about 1:30 from the Canton police department saying the house is on fire and you need to get here,” Roca said Thursday.
Firefighters were dispatched at 12:37 a.m. and when they arrived found the house engulfed in flames.
Because the roof collapsed, firefighters were not able to enter the house to fight the fire, said Sylvia Cancela, a fire department spokeswoman.
Firefighters from Avon, Simsbury and New Hartford assisted Canton firefighters. Because there are no fire hydrants in the area, water has to be shuttled in to fight the fire, Cancela said.
Roca said he and his wife and daughter have been staying with his parents in Farmington while making the repairs. They’ll remain there for the time being.
No injuries were reported and the fire marshal was investigating the fire’s cause.
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