MERIDEN — A fire at an Evergreen Lane home displaced a family of four Friday night.
Fire crews responded to 160 Evergreen Lane around 5:40 p.m. Friday and found fire in the front and back of the home, Chief Ken Morgan said. A second alarm was called and mutual aid crews from Southington, Wallingford and New Britain responded. The residents were home at the time and did not initially know the fire started, Morgan said. A sibling arriving at the home notified the occupants and everyone got out of the house. There are two cats and their status is unknown as of 6:45 p.m., Morgan said.
The fire was driven by the wind, but did not affect any surrounding homes. Morgan said there is a good amount of space between the homes but if this fire occurred in a downtown area it likely would have spread to two or three homes.
There were no injuries reported. Morgan said crews had to contend with the wind and the cold setting as they remain on scene to complete their work. The inside of the home on the first floor is gutted. The home will be uninhabitable, he said. The residents are working to make arrangements, Morgan said. The fire started on the lower level and spread to the second story.
Fire Marshal John Yacovino is at the scene to determine the cause.