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No Injuries Reported As Fire Destroys Historic Monroe House

The Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department The Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department
The Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A fire destroyed a historic home at  181 Hammertown Road in Monroe. A fire destroyed a historic home at  181 Hammertown Road in Monroe.
A fire destroyed a historic home at 181 Hammertown Road in Monroe. Photo Credit: Google Maps

MONROE, Conn. -- A historic Monroe house that was part of the Underground Railroad was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning, according to the Connecticut Post website.

The fire at the colonial-style house at 181 Hammertown Road was reported at 5 a.m., and the home was totally lost by 11 a.m., the Post said.

The family cat awakened a resident, who was able to get out of the house safely, the Post said. 

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