A fire damaged the Castleton home of Daniel and Frances Rooney April 16. The Rooneys were unharmed but their pet dog was seriously injured and rushed to a local vet. Firefighters responded from Castleton and Fair Haven stations, according to Chief Heath Goyette of Castleton. Daniel Rooney and the dog were the only occupants at the time of the fire. The blaze is under investigation. Dry weather has fueled several fires in the area; flames destroyed the old Mintzer Brothers warehouse along West Street in Rutland April 18.

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