• Hot ashes caused Lyndonville fire
    April 27,2013
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    Hot ashes caused

    Lyndonville blaze

    LYNDONVILLE Fire investigators said Lyndonville fire that destroyed a farmhouse and a nearby garage started because a pail of hot fireplace ashes was left too close to the house.

    The Jewell Hill Road house and adjacent garage with an upstairs apartment were destroyed by the Wednesday afternoon fire.

    Police said homeowner Bryan Smith suffered minor burns trying to extinguish the fire.

    The buildings are considered a total loss. Damage was estimated at almost $270,000.

    Lyndonville Fire Chief Greg Hopkins said windy conditions and lack of water made fighting the fire difficult. Sparks ignited a grass fire a quarter-mile away.
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