HAMPTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – State police say human remains have been discovered in what’s left of a home that was destroyed by fire Thursday morning in the town of Hampton.

The blaze at 33 Eleventh Section Road was reported around 4:30 a.m., and was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the scene, according to Fire Chief Noel Waite.

State police detectives are part of the investigation. An autopsy will be conducted on the remains to identify the victim, and pinpoint the manner and cause of death, said police.

Waite, who’s also Hampton’s fire marshal, says crews from four surrounding communities help to battle the flames. They had to shuttle water from roughly a mile away, said Waite.

No firefighters were injured in the operation.


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