House Destroyed in Vermont

 The Sheffield - Wheelock Fire Department has experienced its second structure fire this year, and third in 50 days.

The home of Chris and Debbie Renaudette of 117 Bryant Road in Sheffield is a total loss.

At 5:08 p.m. Thursday, the call went out for help.

A working fire was reported back to the dispatch center in St.Johnsbury when the crew of Engine 24 saw flames coming out of the roof and the front of the house.

The roof collapsed. 

Mutual aid came in from Lyndonville Fire Department with a fire engine, Sutton Fire Department with an engine and a tanker and Glover Fire Department also with the same.

The scene was commanded by Fire Chief Marc Brown. "We only know of three dogs and three cats that were lost in the fire. However,  we did save one dog that was underneath the modular home. Sophie is very glad to be with her owners tonight."

"We have had to take three firefighters off line, two due to heat exhaustion and one due to a small fall" said Brown.

Lyndon Rescue was on scene, and planned on staying until the last firefighter was to leave.

The Vermont State Police was responding to the scene Thursday night, and the state fire marshal would be there Friday morning. 

The Garage that was in very close proximity to the home was saved.

The American Red Cross was also responding and arrangements had been made at a local hotel for the family. No one was home at the time of the fire.