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Manchester House Destroyed in Morning Fire

A house in Manchester was destroyed in a fire Thursday morning.

The Manchester Fire Department was called to the home of Cassandra Duggan at 157 Gay Street shortly after 7 am, with Ryan and Delhi firefighters also responding. 

Fire Chief Mike Ryan tells KMCH that Duggan and her daughter were inside the home when the fire broke out. Ryan says Duggan’s daughter helped her get out of the house. Duggan suffered a couple of burns and was taken to Regional Medical Center. 

Chief Ryan says the fire started in a bedroom on the first floor, traveling upwards through the home. Firefighters had to use an excavator to remove the roof and top floor of the house to get the fire out. 

The house is considered a total loss. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what may have caused the fire. 

Chief Ryan says the Red Cross has also been called in to help.

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