NEWPORT — A home in Newport Center was destroyed after a fire broke out at around 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Authorities say the house is considered a total loss, with damages estimated at around $240,000.
The home, located on the corner of Logan Road, and Poginy Hill Road, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours until it was finally extinguished. The scene was finally cleared at around midnight.
Authorities say that the homeowner was Allen Matten, and that he and his son were uninjured during the incident.
On Monday morning fire investigators with the Vermont State Police and the Division of Fire Safety began conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information regarding the fire is being asked to contact Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz of the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.