UPDATED 10:30 p.m.
The Weston Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by mutual aid from neighboring towns, combatted a house fire tonight on White Birch Road in Weston.
The Weston Communications Center received a number of calls from residents around 8:01 p.m. reporting a house fire at 8 White Birch Road.
When firefighters arrived on the scene there was a heavy amount of fire in the back of the house. “It was fully engulfed,” said Deputy Fire Chief Terry Blake.
There were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire, and there was substantial damage done to the home, said Blake.
With mutual aid and water supplied by Wilton and Georgetown fire departments, firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly, Blake said. About 30 firefighters in total responded to the call.
Neighbor Woody Bliss, who is also a member of the Weston Police Commission, said he heard an explosion around 9 p.m. coming from the house. He said flames were shooting up as high as the tree tops.
According to the Assessor’s cards, the owner of the property is Juan C. Perez-Camacho.
It was a busy night in Weston for emergency services. During the same time as the fire, there was a motor vehicle accident nearby on Lyons Plain Road, unrelated to the fire, Blake said.
NOTE: This story was updated after receiving additional information from the Weston Volunteer Fire Department.