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Mobile home lost in house fire

RICHMOND - On Dec. 10, at approximately 10:22 a.m., a passing motorist noticed a fire at a mobile home at 1610 Huntington Rd. in Richmond. The motorist called 911 and then rendered assistance to the residents prior to the fire department's arrival.

Richmond Fire Chief Tom Levesque advised upon arrival the central part of the trailer was completely engulfed in flames and the residents were being treated by Rescue personnel for burns. The Chief advised Fire Departments from Huntington, Hinesburg, Bolton, and Williston responded to assist with fire suppression efforts.

The Vermont State Police were contacted to request assistance with conducting an Origin and Cause investigation. Fire Investigators from the Division of Fire Safety and the Vermont State Police responded to the scene and worked in conjunction with the Richmond Police Department to complete the investigation. The investigation showed the cause of this fire was Accidental.

Sandra Chaplin and her grandson Peter suffered first and second degree burns while escaping the residence.

The mobile home was a total loss. Estimated value $30,000.

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