Vyto Starinskas / Staff Photo Firefighters put out a fire on Schoolhouse Hill Road in Clarendon on Tuesday afternoon.CLARENDON — Vermont State Police say a man has died in a house fire in Clarendon late Monday afternoon.
Firefighters from Clarendon, Ira and West Rutland responded to a fire in a single-family home on Schoolhouse Hill Road late Monday afternoon and said they found homeowner Roy Jacobsen unconscious outside the residence. They performed CPR on him and took him to Rutland Regional Medical Center, where he died.
Clarendon Fire Chief Norm Flanders said information on the cause of the fire was limited but it is believed to have started in the basement of the home.
“Most of the fire was in the basement and the upstairs bedroom,” Flanders said.
He said the home was probably not a total loss.
A fire investigator was called to determine the cause of the fire. No more information was available by press time.
According to Flanders, the West Rutland Fire Department was the first on the scene.
While at the scene, a Sheriff’s Department cruiser was damaged when it was struck by a West Rutland fire truck.
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