On Tuesday, March 3, a teenager was home alone with the family dog when he detected a fire in a bedroom and called 911 at around 5:15 p.m.
When the OVFD arrived, the fire had extended into a good portion of the home and flames were coming out from the rear of the house.
The boy and dog escaped to safety.
The Derby Fire Department assisted at the scene, and the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department stood by at the firehouse and covered the town while Orange fought the fire.
Fire Marshal Tim Smith said the house sustained very little structural damage, minimal water damage, but heavy smoke and heat damage.
Smith said no one was hurt, but the family will be displaced for a while.
After his preliminary investigation, Smith said the incident appears to have been accidental and it was possibly an electrical fire.