Fire leads to partial collapse of home, closure of Route 6 in Farmington

A fire in Farmington caused a home to partially collapse and led to the closure of a portion of Route 6 on Thursday.

The blaze was reported in the afternoon hours at a home on Route 6 — also known as Scott Swamp Road — near the Bristol town line, according to the Farmington Police Department.

Richard Hart, chief of the Bristol Fire Department, said the call initially came in as being in Bristol before officials clarified that it was over the Farmington town line.

Firefighters from Bristol, which included three engines, a tower truck and other crews, arrived first on the scene and determined that the home was vacant and appeared to have been abandoned “for a while,” Hart said.

Hart said no one was sent into the home based on the large amount of fire and due to it being vacant. Crews took a defensive approach to putting out the flames, which did not pose any exposure issues to other buildings, according to Hart.

Within about 10 minutes, the roof of the home collapsed as firefighters from Bristol and Farmington worked together to get the fire under control.

No injuries were reported, according to Hart.

Farmington police said Route 6 was closed between Camp Street and Route 177 while fire crews were on the scene.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.