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December 7, 2012

Fire damages Mooers Forks home

MOOERS FORKS — A two-story home at 37 Davidson Road was damaged by fire Thursday morning.

The Mooers Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 11:19 a.m. after the son of homeowner Edward Plosick reported the fire.

No one was injured; the family dog was safe outside when the fire started, said Mooers Fire Chief Raymond Phair.

Twenty-five or so firefighters working on the blaze were able to confine it to the upstairs bedroom, he said. 

Fire Department President Jeff Menard said there was smoke damage to the upstairs of the home as well as water damage throughout the building.

“(Although) the upstairs bedroom took most of it,” Menard said, “it’s (the home) not livable right now.”

However, he said the damage is probably repairable, and the Plosicks have insurance. The Mooers Volunteer Fire Department contacted the American Red Cross on behalf of the family, Phair said.

He said he was unsure where the family would be staying.

The Mooers Department was back in service by 2:15 p.m.

Providing mutual aid to Mooers was Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department in Quebec and Champlain EMS. Altona and Champlain fire departments were dispatched and later canceled, Phair said.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation, he said.

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