Home In Guilford Considered Total Loss Following Fire

By: Zachary Meseck

GUILFORD – A trailer fire in Guilford claimed a home on Friday afternoon, along with pets, and fire department officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to Guilford Fire Department Chief Ken Haynes, first responders received a 911 call at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday after a homeowner said they returned to find a fire at their home on Hoffman Road in Guilford.

“As we were getting closer to the scene I could see black smoke, and we know that black smoke means it's going to be a working and involved fire,” said Haynes. “If it was white smoke it may have been relatively small, but when we arrived we saw the home was already two-thirds involved.”

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“We started an initial attack through the front window, and when we finished with that we went inside to see if any of the homeowner’s animals were still alive and to continue the fight against the fire.”

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