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Argyle Avenue Home Consumed by Fire

The second major house fire in West Hartford this week severely damaged a home at 46 Argyle Ave.

West Hartford firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire at 46 Argyle Ave. at 11:51 p.m. Thursday.

"The structure was already well involved upon our arrival," Fire Marshal Mike Sinsigalli reported Friday morning.

Sinsigalli said the fire was burning from the basement all the way up to the attic, and was difficult to get under control. Fire companies from New Britain, Hartford, Farmington, and the  UConn Health Center assisted on the scene. There was other exposure damage, Sinsigalli said. The fire was brought under control at 2:10 a.m. Friday, according to Sinsigalli.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire. The homeowner, who has been identified as Greg Nanni, was reportedly staying in Mystic, the fire department said.

The cause has not yet been determined and the fire is being investigated, Sinsigalli said.

Power had been restored to Argyle Ave. earlier Thursday evening. It was temporarily cut off so that firefighters could safely extinguish the fire, but has now been restored to the area.

On Tuesday night, a at 4 High Wood Road claimed the life of 78-year-old West Hartford resident Ida Schaechter. Her funeral was held Friday morning.

The fire department responded to two other calls Thursday night which resulted from stoves/ovens that were left on when the power went out.

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