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Canterbury single-family home uninhabitable after two-alarm fire Friday 

  • Canterbury firefighters battle a house fire Friday afternoon on Briar Bush Road, a second alarm was called in for help. Courtesy of Jay Heath


Monitor staff
Saturday, March 03, 2018

A single-family home in Canterbury was deemed uninhabitable after a two-alarm fire Friday night, officials said.

Crews responded to a report of a fire at 42 Briar Bush Road at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Canterbury fire Chief Guy Newbery said.

The blaze began in the basement and extended to the upper floors, causing a partial collapse on the first floor, Newbery said.

The home’s one occupant made it out safely, though one firefighter was treated for a sprained ankle, he said.

Firefighters from the Capital and Lakes Region Mutual Aid System responded to the fire. Crews remained on scene until 9:30 p.m.

Newbery said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but it does not look suspicious.

The occupant has been relocated to a family member’s home, Newbery said. Assessing records show the house is owned by a Kevin Hutchinson.