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Fire at vacant home in Meriden baffles crews

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Emergency crews and investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that set a house ablaze on Sunday evening. 

When crews arrived they said the house was already on fire, but had knocked down in half hour. 

"Upon our arrival, there was fire coming just about everywhere,"said Fire Chief Kenneth Morgan.

Officials told Eyewitness News that it could be awhile before they know what caused the fire. They said at this point the house is too dangerous to go inside.

"The fire burned all of the floors all the way through and the roof," said Chief Morgan. "It's pretty much destroyed."

Firefighters conducted a partial search of the building to make sure no one was inside.

"Everybody backed off and it became a defensive fire and we had to fight it from the outside because it's just too dangerous to go inside," said Morgan.  

Neighbors told Eyewitness News that the home has been vacant for over a year. However, Chief Morgan says that could be a cause for concern.

No firefighters or bystanders were injured. Havnover St is expected to remain partially closed for the evening.

Stay updated with Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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