A neighbor called 911 on Monday evening to report a possible structure fire in Newtown. Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department responded to the single-story ranch home on Botsford Hill Road. Another neighbor reportedly went toward the house with a garden hose while help was being summoned. Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville were then added to the call, as was at least one fire marshal. Botsford Fire Rescue Chief Andrew White was first to the scene and found that the siding on the northwest corner of the unoccupied house was burning.