House catches fire on Brown Street


The cause of the fire that destroyed a vacant house on Seymour’s west side early Monday remains under investigation.

The fire at the house at 907 W. Brown St., owned by Dustin Furkin of Seymour, was reported at 1:42 a.m. Monday.

Seymour firefighters arrived on the scene at 1:45 a.m. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters left the scene at 3:27 a.m. A police line of yellow tape was placed around the charred house.

Large flames were visible from the north side of the house near the entrance when firefighters arrived on the scene, Battalion Chief Jeff Montgomery said. The front door also was open when firefighters arrived, he said.

Furkin could not be reached by first responders, but they talked to his mother, and she told them no one lived in the house, Montgomery said.

“As far as we understand, no one was supposed to be living there,” he said.

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