A four-alarm fire destroyed a house at 234 Charles Street
A four-alarm fire destroyed a house at 234 Charles Street in Lyndonville on Monday and heavily damaged a daycare facility next door. Fire officials say the fire started with a truck fire in the driveway and that the flames quickly spread to the house due to high winds. No injuries were reported. The residence is owned by Gale and Don Galvin, who were at home with their family when the truck caught fire. “Somebody came and knocked on the door and told us it was on fire,” said Gale Galvin. “So we got everybody out.” The flames spread to the house and quickly engulfed the residence. Firefighters also poured water on the building next door, but it caught fire anyway. Many area fire departments quickly responded to provide mutual aid. Firefighters used multiple water streams to try to control the fire, but the wind made it difficult.