Update, 6:14 p.m. March 7:
A search and investigation through the rubble, as conducted by police, state and local fire marshals, revealed the cause of the fire.
Update, 8:34 a.m. March 7:
According to the Middlebury Fire Department scanner feed, the fire rekindled this morning and anyone able to assist was asked to come to headquarters at 8:15 a.m.
Fire Chief Paul Perrotti just stated, over the scanner, that the firefighters will be using approximately 4,000 gallons from a hydrant on Long Meadow Road to combat the rekindled flames.
Update, 10:12 p.m. March 6:
According to a report just released by Richard Wildman, Acting Middlebury Police Chief, police and firefighters responded to the house at 381 Lake Shore Drive on report of a structure fire with people inside trying to put it out.
When police arrived shortly after 8 p.m. they found the single family home to be fully engulfed in flames. The two occupants were found outside the residence, unhurt.
The wind contributed to the spread of the fire, police said. The house is also located in a rural area with no fire hydrants, police said. Police and fire officials will most likely be on the scene throughout the night.
The cause is unknown at this time, but early indications found that it might have started in the garage, near the basement area. Police said they will follow up with the Fire Marshal in the morning.
Update, 9:52 p.m. March 6:
The address of the house fire is 381 Lake Shore Drive in Middlebury.
Update, 9:49 p.m. March 6:
“Nobody’s hurt. We’re just trying to do mop up right now,” Fire Chief Paul Perrotti said.
Update, 9:30 p.m. March 6:
EMS is evaluating two people from the home. Still no word on injuries.
There are at least four fire trucks on the scene.
The original report follows:
Middlebury firefighters are battling a house fire on Lake Shore Drive.
The exact address has not been confirmed, but Lake Shore Road is closed at Long Meadow as crews extend hose lines toward the fire.
Southbury's tanker has reportedly been called in to assist, according to information transmitted over the scanner.
Middlebury Patch will continue to bring you more information as it becomes available.