Fire destroys Newport home

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NEWPORT — A Newport City home was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night.

At around 8:45 p.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene, located at 54 Raymond Avenue.

Authorities say they found the residence unoccupied at the time, and the fire had already heavily engulfed the garage and home.

The fire department went into a defensive attack of the fire and gained control of it approximately two hours later.

Damages were estimated at approximately $350,000.00 and the property is considered to be a total loss. According to the report, the homeowner was identified as Clark Curtis.

No injuries were reported.

Fire Chief Jamie LeClair contacted the Vermont State Fire Investigative Unit this morning and requested an origin and cause investigation be conducted.

Investigators say at this time it is still undetermined as to what caused the blaze.

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