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New Year’s Day fire destroys Canaan home
Firefighters were first called to the home just after 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day, said Canaan Fire Captain James McAlister.
The homeowners were away and the fire was reported by neighbors, he said.
“The building had already flashed over. Fire was showing through the windows when we got there. Basically the whole interior caught fire and blew the windows out,” McAlister said.
Dispatchers had alerted firefighters that the homeowners had been contacted and were not at home, so knowing no one was inside, firefighters just worked to put out the fire, he said.
Firefighters did an extensive overhaul of the house, making sure all hot spots were out. Firefighters finally cleared the scene at 9 p.m., he said.
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