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Fire destroys garage, damages home in Montpelier

A homeowner in the Town of Montpelier has lost their garage after an early morning fire Wednesday.


The Luxemburg Fire Department was dispatched to the home on Cherneyville Road just after 12:30 a.m. where a garage was fully engulfed. The property owner was alerted to the fire when he heard a popping noise coming from outside. By the time firefighters arrived, an adjacent home's exterior siding and eaves were also on fire.


Firefighters stormed into the home to protect the interior while others extinguished the flames on the outside. The fire was under control within 30 minutes, though firefighters had to tear down the ceiling to access the blaze when it extended into the upper parts of the home. The garage and what was stored inside (its contents) were completely destroyed while the home suffered fire, smoke, and water damage. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. Luxemburg Fire Department also received help from agencies in Denmark, New Franken Kewaunee, and Casco. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was called in to cover the station just in case there was a second alarm.

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