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Fire Damages Home Near St. Stephen - Apr. 25, 2013

A home on the Burnt Hill Road near St. Stephen was damaged by a fire Wednesday afternoon.

St. Stephen Fire Chief Jeff Richardson told WQDY NEWS the fire was contained to one room in the single story structure at 112 Burnt Hill Road. The call came in shortly after 3 p.m. local time.

No one was home when the fire started.

"The owner had just come home," Richardson said. "He opened the door, black smoke hit him, he closed the door and came back out."

A family pet perished in the fire.  

Fire is out, crews overhauling -WQDY NEWS PHOTO

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known but was being investigated.

The chief said the home sustained smoke and heat damage.

Calais firefighters responded on mutual aid as did the RCMP.