MONTGOMERY — A home on South Main Street here was destroyed by fire on Monday morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 9, according to Montgomery Fire Chief Billy Baker, Sr. “By the time we got there the whole house was engulfed in fire,” he said.

The owners, Lars and Rachel Hardy, had left for work earlier that morning. A passerby noticed flames coming through the roof and called it in, according to Baker.

Montgomery fire

A blaze on Monday morning reduced this Montgomery home to a skeleton. Photo by Dave St. Pierre

Local firefighters were on the scene for 3.5 hours, with assistance from Richford’s fire dept.

The Hardy’s own a dog, which was inside at the time of the fire, but somehow made it out of the building and was found at a neighbor’s house, reported Baker.

The house was a complete loss. Baker said the cause of the fire is unknown.

Community Help:

Monetary donations may be made out to Rachael and Larrs Hardy and sent to:

All Saints Catholic Church
c/o Kelly Lagasse
152 Main St.
Richford, VT 05476