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Monkton fire leaves five homeless, damages trailer

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Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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A FIRE MONDAY afternoon heavily damaged this home on Rotax Road in Monkton. No one was injured, any firefighters were able to keep the blaze from destroying many personal belongings. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross

MONKTON — Firefighters from two counties battled a Monday afternoon blaze that displaced five people at 842 Rotax Road in Monkton.

Monkton Fire Department Assistant Chief Curtis Layn said the call came in around 3 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived minutes later, flames had engulfed a garage and also ignited a double-wide trailer six feet from the garage.

Layn said the homeowner had been working on his dune buggy in the garage, but something went wrong when he turned the ignition, sparking the blaze.

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