A mother and her 12-year-old son are reportedly staying with relatives tonight after an early morning fire destroyed their Christmas presents and decorations and made their Pratt Street home unlivable.
According to a report on WTNH, the mother called 911 at around 2 a.m. to report a fire in her living room. When firefighters arrived, fire and heavy smoke were visible from the front of the house. Paramedics were reportedly able to evacuate the pair before the fire spread.
Officials with the said the house did not have working spoke detectors. They said the mother and her son could have been trapped in their second floor bedrooms had the blaze spread much farther before firefighters arrived.
The cause of the fire is reportedly under investigation