A fire on Glenwood Drive in Wethersfield that left one man dead remains under investigation.
Crews were called to the home shortly before 1:30 a.m. and said that when they arrived they found the home and attached garage engulfed in flames and a woman screaming for help.
"She must have jumped from a window in the back." said neighbor Bob Byron. "She had soot all over her."
Byron said he first saw the orange glow and then heard the cries for help. After calling 911, he said he rushed over to his neighbors house to attend to the young woman that was frantically looking for anyone that could help her.
"She was in total shock," he said. "The first thing she told me was that her boyfriend was still in the house."
Byron said the homeowner is in Portugal on vacation, and that it was his son, in his mid-20s, that never made it out.
He added that this is just the latest round of tragedy for the family, saying the homeowner's wife passed away only a few months ago.
On Monday morning, relatives that live next door watched as members of the state's fire marshall's office started their investigation, combing through the burnt out house and attached garage.
Byron said that by far, this is the worst thing he's ever seen.
"It was popping," he said about the fire. "Like firecrackers. The gas line was going off inside, gas was pouring inside from the gas meter and they had to shut it off. It was an inferno."
A cause has yet to be determined.
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