Castleton fire destroys local hardware store

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CASTLETON — A fire broke out in Castleton on Sunday, destroying the Gilmore Home Center.

The hardware store caught fire at around 11:00 a.m.

Authorities are not sure what caused the blaze, but say nobody was injured during the incident.

The main building was destroyed, but the lumber yard and other a few other buildings were spared.

“Such a devastating loss to the town of Castleton today with the loss of Gilmore Home Center,” the department said in a statement online.

Over 90 firefighters worked today for upwards of six hours to get it under control.

Responding agencies included the Poultney Fire Department, Fair Haven Fire, Fair Haven Rescue, West Rutland Fire Department, and several others.

Many people and area businesses dropped off food, coffee, and waters as crews worked.

The Castleton American Legion was opened up top provide a space for crews to warm up.

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