Backhoe burns up in Wampum Hill backyard

(Christopher Burns photos)

A backhoe burnt up behind a Wampum Hill home today around 2:00 p.m.

Following a report of an explosion in the area, Wilton firefighters arrived on scene to find a burning piece of construction equipment at the rear of a home on Wampum Hill. They were able to control the fire before it was able to affect the home.

Traffic was temporarily blocked on Wampum Hill.