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March 23. 2014 10:47PM

Couple loses home in two-alarm Bradford fire

BRADFORD – A couple lost their home to a two-alarm fire Sunday night, according to fire department officials.
 
Fire Chief Mark Goldberg said the two-story, approximately 2,600-square-foot home of Nathan and Maxine Vouigue was reported burning by a neighbor just after 7 p.m.
 
By the time firefighters reached the scene, "the home was fully involved in flames," Goldberg said.
 
No one was hurt, but the home is a complete loss, he said.
 
"It burned to the ground, unfortunately," he said.
 
The couple was in touch with the Red Cross in case they needed sleeping quarters or other aid.
 
"They left the home at around 2:30 p.m., and they took their dogs with them, so no one was home at the time of the fire," he said.
 
The cause of the fire was unknown, as was the location in the house where the flames started. The fire is not considered suspicious in nature, Goldberg said.
 
"We have no idea where the fire started and how," he said.
 
Firefighters were hindered by the cold weather, which made fighting the flames more difficult as water froze quickly, he said. A water source was found about a mile from the home and was used by firefighters.
 
Bradford firefighters were joined by firefighters from Hebron, Henniker, Newbury, New London, Sutton, Warner, and Washington.
 
dseufert@newstote.com


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