Fire started by car in garage destroys Alexandria home
The two-alarm fire was called after a 911 call from the owner of the home at 8:07 a.m., said Fire Chief Mark Chevalier.
According to town officials, the owner of the home is Mike Putnam.
When he got to the scene, Chevalier called for a second alarm. He chose two alarms “because of the time of day, a lot of people are working, so I knew manpower would be a challenge,” he said.
Firefighters from 10 communities arrived at the home, but there was little that could be saved of the small house.
Putnam and his daughter were put in touch with the American Red Cross, but fire department officials weren’t sure if they needed or were provided temporary housing.
There were no injuries.
“It was clear that it started in the car somewhere, it was a mechanical problem of some sort. He had just been driving it, but he hadn’t noticed any problems,” he said.
“It was incinerated,” Butler said.
Fire departments from Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, East Andover, Franklin, Hebron, Hill, New Hampton and Plymouth joined Alexandria crews in battling the fire.