UPDATE at 2:50 p.m.
East Haven Fire Assistant Chief Chuck Licata told East Haven Patch this afternoon that this morning's fire caused "extensive damage to the second floor" of the 139 Main Street home.
"It's an old style balloon frame construction," he said of the 1910 home, adding the fire, once it began, quickly "ran up the walls and got up into the attic."
"A difficult fire to get under control, but we got control of it in about 45 minutes," he said.
Licata confirmed there were no injuries to the occupants or the firefighters who answered the call.
The assistant chief added that fire officials currently are working to finish up the investigation into the cause of the blaze.
ORIGINAL STORY (Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.)
Although no one was injured during the incident, a Main Street home was severely damaged after an early morning porch fire spread into the building's attic and roof, according to online and social media reports.
members first received the call of a structure fire at 139 Main Street at 12:58 a.m. on Wednesday, according to an EHFD alert.
From Porch to Roof
Once on the scene, firefighters found the back porch on fire with the flames moving into the home and up through its roof line, Branford Fire/EMS Dispatcher and volunteer firefighter John Carter reported at 1:17 a.m. via his his Twitter account.
A few minutes later Carter reported that East Haven firefighters were "opening the roof calling for more lines primary search is negative."
In his last update at 1:23 a.m., the Branford dispatcher reported that "East haven command ordering everyone out going defensive."
No one was injured during the overnight incident, according to a WFSB.com report.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Although East Haven Patch was not immediately able to reach fire officials late this morning, updates on this story will be provided as more information becomes available.
Third Fire in 12 Hours
The early morning blaze was the third fire during a 12-hour period that the East Haven Fire Department was called to extinguish between Tuesday and Wednesday.
A home sent one woman to the hospital for minor smoke related injuries.
And a few hours later the department responded to a brush fire in Foxon, according to an EHFD alert and a from reader .
[Editor's Note: This article was edited Thursday at 8:30 p.m. to correctly identify Assistant Chief Licata's remarks as "balloon frame construction."]