Fire consumes Waitsburg home

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WAITSBURG -- A local home was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning, officials said.

Firefighers were dispatched to the home at 317 Dewitt Road about 8:15 a.m. with reports of a wood stove flue on fire, said Fire Chief Justin Gagnon of Columbia County Fire District 2.

His crews were assisted by firefighters from Dixie, Dayton and Prescott with about 12 fire trucks on scene to battle the blaze.

Gagnon said it took until about 1:40 p.m. to extinguish the fire, with firefighters on scene through the afternoon for mop-up and clean-up.

Although a damage estimate was not available, Gagnon said the two-story home was a complete loss.

The married couple living in the home have since found temporary shelter, he said.

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