• Man taken to hospital after house fire
    By Lucia Suarez
    Staff Writer | March 04,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    CLARENDON — Firefighters from Clarendon, Ira and West Rutland responded to a fire in a single-family home on Schoolhouse Hill Road late Monday afternoon.

    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.

    He said an elderly man was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center, but he did not know for what exactly. He said he believed it was smoke inhalation but was unsure.

    No names were released and his condition was not available.

    A Rutland County Sheriff’s Department deputy confirmed that resuscitation efforts were conducted on a man, but would not elaborate.

    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.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    Hiker rescued from AT

    WOODFORD Rescue workers were able to safely retrieve a Florida... Full Story
    Three people have been issued environmental citations for using sluice boxes for gold prospecting... Full Story
    The Killington Select Board will convene for a special meeting at 9 a.m. Full Story
    More Articles