- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

FAIRFAX, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say an 80-year-old Fairfax man killed in a house fire was trying to light his woodstove by spraying a flammable liquid into the firebox when his clothes caught fire.

The victim of the Friday afternoon fire has been identified as Joseph Benoit.

Police say that Benoit and his wife, Phyllis, tried to put the fire out and she stayed in the house until the flames, heat and smoke became too dangerous for her to stay any longer.

Phyllis Benoit made it safety out of the home, but her husband remained inside.

Joseph Benoit was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide