It happened overnight at a private home on Upper Hollow Hill Road. Officials say a passerby reported the fire just before midnight Saturday and called for help. The home was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived -- They were unable to save it.
"Probably anywhere from 2500 to 4000 sq. foot -- private residence. Pretty much a total loss. Did the best that we could, but it was just too much fire, too fast," said Stowe Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Mark Sgantas.
Officials say the homeowners were out-of-state. No word on the cause yet. Fire investigators were on scene Sunday.