Two sent to Boston for serious burns after Newfane fire

NEWFANE, Vt. (WCAX) Two people were taken to Boston for serious burns after an apartment fire in Newfane.

Firefighters say one of the victims woke up to the sound and smell of flames Wednesday around 3:30 a.m. The fire started on the first floor of the apartment and spread to the second.

Robert Black and Casey Savage were taken to Boston to a burn unit for treatment of serious burns from the fire.

Officials are not identifying the exact cause, but say it could have something to do with smoking materials left in the area.

They say the apartment suffered extensive damage, estimated to be around $25,000.