The New Canaan Fire Department responded to a large structure fire at the Center of Bioenergetic Analysis on Puddin Hill Road at approximately 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. As of 2:18 p.m. the fire had been extinguished. Fire and emergency services were at the scene from New Canaan, Vista and Lewisboro. Officials could not immediately cite the cause of the fire or whether anyone was hurt.

The center is also the long time residence of Dr. Alexander Lowen, an expert on how bioenergetics can shape the mind and body. He has worked, lived and practiced there for more than 50 years. Stay with the New Canaan News for further developments.

--Paresh Jha