WILLIMANTIC — A house was destroyed by an intense, early-morning fire, a fire official said.
The fire at 144 Manners Ave. was reported shortly before 5:20 a.m., Fire Capt. Kevin Theriault said. When firefighters arrived, the ranch-style home was engulfed in flames, which kept them from searching for occupants.
Within two minutes, the roof caved in, Theriault said. Neighbors later said they haven't seen the resident in at least a week, he said.
Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by 6:30 a.m., Theriault said; it was not completely extinguished until about 7:30 a.m., he said.
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