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West Burke home destroyed in fire

Published: Aug. 20, 2020 at 4:45 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2020 at 8:16 AM EDT
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WEST BURKE, Vt. (WCAX) - A house fire in West Burke had crews working through the night and into Thursday morning.

Lyndonville fire crews tell WCAX News they responded around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to a house at the intersection of Route 5 and 5A. They say when they got there, heavy flames had engulfed three-quarters of the home. They worked to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby homes.

Lyndonville is one of several fire departments reported to have responded, including West Burke. Firefighters say they were able to stop the flames from spreading to other structures.

The residents were home at the time, but were able to get out safely. There were no reported injuries.

Crews say the house is a complete loss.

The roadway is back open after being closed for most of the night.

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