Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fire leaves family homeless Thanksgiving eve

Photo by Rick Salzinger
A family of five are left homeless after a fire broke out in their home late Wednesday night.

The 2 1/2 story structure is located at 158 Union Street.    Fire crews arrived at the scene around 10 p.m.   The house is in a section of Union Street where the houses are very close together but firefighters managed to contain the fire to just the one building. Everyone who was at home inside and next door were able to get out without injury.

Some newspaper accounts say there were apartments in the building which left another seven  people  homeless but such reports are erroneous. 

The fire started in the front of the house but cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Some time after the fire trucks left the scene, a neighbor had to call them back after noticing a re-kindling of flames inside.

A coating of fire fighting foam covers the blackened surface of the front exterior


  1. The house that burned was a one family house. Not an apt. building. There was no apts. behind the house. The Green house in which I live is a duplex, 2 apts. and everyone is safe.
    And the firetrucks left the scene around 3 and we called them back around 6 when we woke to see the flames rekindling.
    -Lisa Currier

  2. I posted this story on my Facebook page and I have a few people that wish to help the family. where can they send donations? One friend lost their home on Christmas about 4 years ago and understands what this family is going through. Thankyou...

  3. Springfield Vermont News11/29/10, 12:46 PM

    Donations can be made in the name of Cindy Rice at the River Valley Credit Union, 34 Clinton Street, Springfield, vt. 05156.

  4. Hi Anon,
    Just like Springfield news said: Donations can be made in the name of Cindy Rice at the River Valley Credit Union, 34 Clinton St., Springfield Vermont, 05156.
    Also, if you have any unwanted working appliances or stuff you can donate to help this family, bring them to 160B Union St. Springfield Vt. 05156
    Thank you so much! :)

  5. What about cloths? Coats? Shoes? (sizes?)


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