• 3-alarm fire destroys home in Newfane
    September 25,2013
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    By Christian Avard
    Staff Report

    NEWFANE - A three-alarm fire destroyed a home at 174 Newfane Hill Road in Newfane on Wednesday, according to Southwest New Hampshire Fire Mutual Aid.

    Newbrook Fire Chief Todd Lawley said the fire was called in just before 1 p.m. and was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. The home owners, Sandra and Reginald Sorrell and their daughter were home at the time of the fire and were not injured, Lawley said.

    "(Reginald Sorrell) was doing some shingle work on the side of their house when his daughter yelled to him there was a fire. It started on the second floor in the kitchen, engulfed the second floor and then the roof," Lawley said.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home was already declared a total loss before the fire was under control by late afternoon.

    The fire went from two-alarm to three-alarm status because tankers were needed to access a local water source. Rescue Inc. and the Newbrook, South Newfane, West Dummerston, Putney, Winhall, Guilford, Wardsboro, East Dover and Townshend Fire Departments responded to the fire.

    christian.avard@rutlandherald.com
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