At approximately 9:20pm New Milford 911 Dispatch received calls of a possible house explosion at 6 Mare Lane in the Northville district of town. Quick responding units gave an initial size up of a two story fully involved structure. Mutual Aid from Water Witch, Bridgewater, Gaylordsville, Washington and other area departments for coverage were dispatched. The ensuing fire ignited a subsequent 2-3 acre brush fire in the surrounding woods. Sadly the house is a complete loss. Thankfully no one was home and no pets were in the house at the time of the fire. The New Milford Fire Marshal along with assistance from the State Fire Marshals Office are investigating what caused the fire. The family that resides there is heavily rooted in the fire service. All Water Witch units took up at 02:30 this morning. We will keep the community posted on how you can help.