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Fire burns Lafayette home to the ground

By scarney
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 2:54 pm in Lafayette.

The home at 44 Westwind Road in the Lafayette hills fell victim to a two-alarm fire last night. The fire, which was first reported at 7:35 p.m., burned the home until the structure could no longer hold itself. The home collapsed to the ground around 10:00 p.m.

It took three hours to contain the fire as neighbors watched firefighters attempt to stop the flames from spreading to their homes.

The family that lives at the home was away on vacation, except for their grandmother, who was able to safely escape.

Damages are estimated to be over $3 million. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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