Fire in Northfield under investigation

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NORTHFIELD — Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out in Northfield yesterday.

The Northfield Fire Chief, Peter Demasi, saw thick black smoke billowing from the area of King Street at around 3:45 p.m.

Chief Demasi drove to the scene to find the exterior of the home on fire.

He quickly drove to the fire department to get a fire truck after calling 911.

The mobile home is owned by Candace Medeiros, who was not home at the time of the fire.

Once the fire was extinguished Chief Demasi contacted investigators to help determine the origin and cause of the fire.

This morning, investigators responded to the scene to examine it.

The origin of the fire was determined to be on the front exterior of the mobile home where the metal trailer hitch is located.

The fire burned upwards towards the overhanging tin roof, and then burned back into the roofline where it was able to work itself inside the home.

There were no injuries in this fire, but the home is considered a total loss and is no longer habitable.

The cause of the fire is under a joint investigation with the Northfield Police Department and the DPS Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit.

Anyone having any information regarding this fire is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz at the Middlesex Barracks at 802-229-9191, Officer Postkowski of the Northfield Police Department at 802-584-9181, or by calling the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program (VATAP) at 1-800-322-7766.