When firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved and the sole occupant was outside in the backyard.
A live power line was down in the front yard, and crews had to wait for the UI to cut the power before they could begin their assault.
Below-freezing temperatures complicated the operation, as you can imagine, turning everything to ice.
But, they are trained for all kinds of situations and used these skills to put the fire out. Woodbridge and West Haven fire departments were called to assist.
Just one week before Christmas, the house reportedly is a total loss.