An East Haddam home was destroyed by a large fire early Monday morning.
East Haddam fire officials said the fire was called in by a passerby just before 3 a.m., and when they arrived at the scene on Mount Parnassus Road, the home was 80-percent engulfed.
Water tankers needed to be brought in to fight the fire, and mutual aid from Colchester, Haddam, Haddam Neck, East Haddam, Lyme and other surrounding communities arrived to assist.
Officials said that while the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, they believe the fire may have started on a back porch and quickly spread to the home.
The home, officials said, is a complete loss.
No injuries were reported.
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