Carlton house is destroyed by fire

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – A fire that tore through a home in Carlton was finally brought under control at about 3:30 p.m. today. (The top photo shows the scene at about 4:15 p.m.)

Firefighters battled the fire for about three hours. The house at 1830 Kent Road is owned by Tim and Terry Keller. Mr. Keller is a past chief of the Carlton Fire Company. The house is located next to a Carlton fire station.

Fire investigators are on the scene, sifting through the rubble to determine a cause. It appears to have started in a back corner of the house by a wood stove, but that hasn’t been determined as the cause.

Dan Strong, a Carlton firefighter, was taken from the scene by ambulance. He suffered a muscle strain in his knee, and has been released after being treated, Carlton firefighters said.

The fire spread through the house and took about three hours to bring under control.

Firefighters are barely visible through the smoke in this photo taken at about 1:15 p.m.