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Maple sugaring operation fire destroys garage, damages home

March 24, 2020 GMT

HARTFORD, Vt (AP) — Fire officials suspect that a maple sugaring operation in a garage caused a fire that destroyed the garage and damaged a home in Hartford.

When firefighters arrived on Saturday evening, they said the two-car garage was fully engulfed, The Valley News reported. The fire extended into the main house, about 10 feet away from the house, the Hartford Fire Department said in a written statement.

The main fire was put out within about 10 minutes, with limited damage to the house, fire officials said. The homeowners were able to return home. The fire destroyed the garage and a vehicle parked inside it.