WINHALL -- A two-alarm fire consumed a home and a car early Saturday morning.
At about 8:38 a.m., members of the Winhall Police and Rescue Department and Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire along Avison Road.
When emergency personnel arrived, the single-family home was already ablaze, with a massive smoke cloud and flames stretching more than five feet high threatening to engulf two nearby homes and a large garage.
Fire departments from Stratton, South Londonderry, Weston, Peru and Jamaica were immediately called to help battle the fire.
The flames had already destroyed most of the home, and a 2011 Honda Fit owned by the occupants William and Cynthia Kilday, so firefighters directed their attack at keeping it contained and prevented it from spreading.
According to Sgt. Thomas Crowe of Winhall Police and Rescue, Cynthia was at the home at the time of the fire but there were no injuries.
After seeing the fire, Cynthia was able escape and go to a neighbor's house to call 911.
Thomas said the Kildays lost all their possessions and the building owned by Steven Avison is considered a total loss.
Winhall Fire Chief Harold Coleman said the fire didn't appear to be suspicious but he contacted the Vermont State Police Fire Investigator for assistance in determining its cause.
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