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House destroyed by fire in Matoaka

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According to Chief Summers with the Matoaka Volunteer Fire Department a fire broke out on Matoaka Road.  The Matoaka Volunteer Fire Crews, Montcalm Volunteer Fire Crews, and East River Volunteer Fire Department all responded.

We are told the emergency crews were able to quickly put out the fire in just ten minutes.  Summers says no injuries are reported, everyone was able to make it out safely because the homeowner woke up.  He then saw the smoke and got everyone out safely.  We are told the wood burning stove in the kitchen started the fire.

Summers says the house is too heavily damaged to live in.