Fire severely damages New Bloomfield home

A house on Maple Street is severely damaged after a fire broke out late Sunday afternoon.

Chris Powell, a firefighter with the New Bloomfield Fire Protection District, told KRCG 13 News the person renting the house came home Sunday to find the house on fire and called for help. He said one side of the house was completely engulfed in flame when firefighters arrived, but crews were able to contain the fire "pretty quickly." He said firefighters were able to confine most of the fire damage to the living room, with the rest of the house sustaining mainly smoke and water damage.

Powell said there were no injuries, but it is too soon to say what caused the fire or how much the fire cost in damages.