A Montpelier home was destroyed and two others damaged in a fire Friday in Montpelier.

Crews were called to the blaze at 10:55 p.m. Montpelier Fire Chief Dail Fritsch said Police Chief Dan McGee noticed the fire at 312 W. Lawrence St., and called in the initial report.

The fire ultimately caused damage to neighboring residences at 502 and 506 S. Jonesville St., and collapsed the garage at the Lawrence Street home.

Firefighters remained on scene until about 4 p.m., Fritsch said. The Lawrence Street home is virtually a total loss, while the 502 S. Jonesville St. home sustained damage mostly to the east wall of the building while the heat melted vinyl siding at the 506 S. Jonesville St. residence.

Fritsch said one cat ran out of the Lawrence Street home when firefighters arrived and another was found in the basement and ushered to safety. A raccoon in the home at 502 S. Jonesville St. also survived the incident.

There were no reported injuries to humans.

Crews from Bryan and Florence Township responded with automatic mutual aid while the Pioneer and Brady Township departments assisted with manpower. The Air One truck from Alvordton was also dispatched to the incident.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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