Hello Just on the CH 9 News in Manchester NH Tonight! http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/910380-196/mont-vernon-home-destroyed-by-fire.html Story Saturday, February 26, 2011 Ashes placed in pizza box said to be responsible for Mont Vernon blaze By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer * Print * Share * Comment * Kathy Cleveland photo Firefighters from at least four departments battle a fire that destroyed a house on Brook Road on Mont Vernon. The fire started around noon Friday on a screened porch where woodstove ashes were stored in pizza box. Enlarge Enlarge Enlarge Kathy Cleveland photo Firefighters from at least four departments battle a fire that destroyed a house on Brook Road on Mont Vernon. The fire started around noon Friday on a screened porch where woodstove ashes were stored in pizza box. Enlarge MONT VERNON â€“ Ashes stored in a pizza box on a screened porch apparently started a fire late Friday morning that destroyed a house on Brook Road. As homeowner Troy Milne watched firefighters battle the fire among heavy smoke in snow, rain and sleet early Friday afternoon, he said he had noticed small flames in the pizza box and had tried to put the fire out himself. Flames spread quickly to nearby boxes, he said. He and his two daughters fled the house with the two family dogs. Milne said he suspects the family cat escaped the fire. Milneâ€™s wife, Cindy, was at work when the fire broke out, and the coupleâ€™s two girls, ages 12 and 14, were home. The small one-story house appears to be a total loss, and Milne said the family will probably stay with relatives in Massachusetts or Maine. Small flames could occasionally be seen on the roof and near the floor, and huge clouds of white and gray smoke were coming from the front and back of the building. The porch area was totally blackened. Mont Vernon Fire Chief Jay Wilson confirmed that all the people inside were able to evacuate. Brook Road is a dirt road off New Boston Post Road, not far from the Amherst town line. Fire departments from Amherst, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Milford and Goffstown were at the scene, at the end of a steep, winding driveway.