Million-dollar home destroyed in massive Weston fire

A huge home in Weston was destroyed by a 4-alarm fire overnight.

Two people were sleeping on the second floor of the Glen Road home when smoke detectors went off.

Weston Fire Chief, David Soar, said the flames broke out around 11:45 p.m. Friday night, and it appears the fire started outside, in the back of the house.

The flames made it inside and shot up three floors. According to firefighters on scene, they initially tried to put it out from inside but because of the high intensity they had to go back out and fight it from outside.

Fire crews from several neighboring towns were called in to help. No one was hurt and the two people inside were able to get out safely.

"It was just the construction of the house, it was really cut up, it was really difficult for us to get up into the attic," Soar said. "There was only one small area to get in. So we had to cut some holes to get up in there, there was a lot of void spaces that the fire traveled through that we had difficulty getting at."

The house is a total loss, according to Soar. He added that it seems the house was under some kind of construction and materials like wood and paint were stored behind the house.

The fire is currently under investigation.