House fire in Highgate

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HIGHGATE — A fire broke out at a house on Jedware Circle in Highgate on Monday.

When firefighters arrived, they say the homeowner had partially extinguished the
fire which was contained to a second-floor bedroom.

As part of the Highgate Fire Chief’s assessment of the fire scene he requested the assistance of the Department of Public Safety Fire Investigation Unit with determining the origin and cause of this fire.

Following the fire scene examination, police say that the fire started on the bed in a second story bedroom.

Police are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Police say the homeowner and his son were home at the time of the fire and were not injured during the fire event.

The home sustained approximately $30,000 in damage, police say

The Swanton Fire department assisted the Highgate Fire department in extinguishing the fire.

The Fire Investigation Unit was assisted by the St Albans Fire Department and Police Department.