Around 22:00 Bozrah Fire w/MA was dispatched to 168 Gifford Lane for a basement fire. Before arrival the resident called back reporting that the fire was spreeding rappidly. Car 26 arrived and reported Heavy fire A-D connor of a 3 story wf. About 700'ft off the roadway. The first Due ladder and engine were confronted with fire from the basement to the attic. Crews found that the floor had burned though in several locations and the roof had self-vented. Command ordered defencive operations only. During this time water supply had laid 700' for 5" down the driveway. As the tankers arrived water supply was established. Heavy fire took hold of the dwelling during this time. In a short time the bulk of the fire was knocked-down. Crews worked in16 deg temps for a few hrs to overhaul the building. local and State FMs investagated the fire.