Officials say dryer ignited cleaning solvent, burned Burlington man

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BURLINGTON (AP) -- Police in Burlington, Vermont say a man is hospitalized with burns to his arms and upper body after an explosion at a city Laundromat.

Police say they received multiple calls about an explosion and man on fire at the Laundromat in the Little Eagle Bay section of the city.

Authorities say the man told them he was pouring lacquer thinner on a vanished floor while a nearby dryer was operating when he and the floor suddenly flamed.

Police did not identify the fire victim, who told them he was not smoking while working.

Vermont police probe house fire; 3 dogs dead

LUNENBURG (AP) -- Vermont state police and fire investigators are looking to the cause of a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a house, killing three pet dogs who were trapped inside.

Police say a neighbor called in the fire at about 1:30 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find the home fully ablaze.

Officials say three occupants were able to get out safely but the dogs were not.

They estimate damages at about $40,000 and called the house a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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