Roxbury Man Dies In House Fire

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Vermont State Police say an elderly Roxbury man has been killed in a house fire.

The blaze broke out on Vermont Route 12 at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters from several departments responded to the blaze. They say they were not able to enter the home because of heavy smoke and flames.

Authorities say 81-year-old Russell Hoyt became trapped by the fire and was found dead in the basement.. He was the only person inside the home at the time.

State police say the cause of the fire is undetermined. Officials do not believe it to be suspicious.

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