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East Hampton Home Damaged in Afternoon Fire

No one was injured from a blaze that burned inside a house on the eastern shores of Lake Pocotopaug.

The interior of an East Hampton lakeshore home was damaged after a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon

The East Hampton police and fire departments responded to 13 O’Neill Lane around 4:18 p.m. after getting a report from a neighbor of smoke coming from the inside of the house on the property, according to a news release from police Sgt. Michael Green.

Town firefighters extinguished the blaze and successfully prevented the Lake Pocotopaug house from being a total loss, police said. The interior of the home took heavy smoke and fire damage, however no one was injured. There were no residents home at the time.

East Hampton police called in the Connecticut State Police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal to assist in the investigation. The exact cause of the fire hasn’t been determined but the case remains under investigation by both local and state fire officials.

Green said arson does not appear to be a factor at this time. Police said more information will be provided as it becomes available.

According to online property records, the homeowners are listed as GRP Enterprises LLC and Richard A. Gaudio. The house was built in 2006.

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