Fire officials in Ryegate say a fast-moving blaze has destroyed one of the town’s oldest houses.
The two-story wood frame structure, which dates to the early 19th century, was unoccupied when fire broke out about 7 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters couldn’t save the building but they did prevent the fire from spreading to two other structures on the site – a dairy barn and converted horse barn.
No injuries were reported.
Dwight White, of the Ryegate Historical Society, tells the Caledonian Record part of the house was built in 1822 and the second story was likely added sometime around 1885. The house was known for its bay windows and wrap-around porch.