• Westside fire ruled accidental
    July 16,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    WEST RUTLAND — Investigators said the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Mead Road was accidental and mostly likely due to a failure with a power strip device.

    Police said firefighters arrived at the address Sunday afternoon and found heavy smoke and fire coming out from a front window. Damage to the residence was extensive and will most likely result in a total loss.

    Police said the owners were not home, though they did lose one cat during the fire.

    The state Department of Public Safety said people should remember to use electrical devices including power strips in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    The behavior of several Rutland City Police officers named in a civil lawsuit by a former officer... Full Story
    The civil lawsuit filed against the city by a former officer alleges issues within the Rutland... Full Story
    It’s hard to get more Vermont-ish than Plymouth Notch. Full Story
    A coffeehouse festival: Plymouth Folk and Blues
    More Articles