Firefighters respond to town of Hull house

A firefighter removes a piece of siding while trying to access a fire at H3263 CTH N in the town of Hull Monday morning.

The Colby Fire Department, with mutual aid from Abbotsford and Dorchester, responded to a house fire Monday morning at H3263 CTH N in the town of Hull. The fire was called in at about 8 a.m. after a passing motorist saw heavy smoke coming from the house and knocked on the door. A female occupant came to the door after several minutes, and she was disoriented due to the smoke filling the house, Colby fire chief Ross Rannow said. A second motorist stopped and helped get the woman out of the house. She confirmed she was alone in the house and was sleeping when the fire started.
When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was coming out of the eaves on the west side of the house. The fire was under control within 30 minutes, but it took several hours to extinguish the flames, Rannow said. The fire started in the bathroom, which was a total loss, and spread to the attic. The kitchen also sustained extensive damage. A total of 36 firefighters were on scene until about 12:15 p.m.

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