Morning fire in Guilford guts home, pets missing

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GUILFORD — A family's dog and cats are missing after a fire gutted a Guilford home Monday morning.

The fire destroyed the mobile home on Coolidge Highway near Butternut Hill Road. No people were home at the time.

Guilford Deputy Fire Chief Mike Tkaczyk said firefighters took a report of an explosion and a fire. He said one of his firefighters was being checked for exhaustion, but that no other injuries were reported.

He said he asked the state fire marshal's office to investigate the cause of the fire. "Nothing is determined at this time," Tkaczyk said.

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He said when firefighters got to the scene, three quarters of the building was engulfed.

"Firefighters did a quick walk-around," realized there was no safe way into the building, and started attacking the fire.

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The homeowner arrived shortly, and told firefighters about the family's pets, Tkaczyk said.

He said the fire went to a second alarm, and crews from Brattleboro, Dummerston, Vernon, as well as Chesterfield and Hinsdale, N.H., and Bernardston, Mass., helped fight the fire. This was the second house fire in Guilford in a week, Tkaczyk noted.

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"Crews are used to working with each other," he said.

No further information was available at press time.

Photographer Kristopher Radder contributed to this story.

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