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Cause of fatal fire in Bennington remains under investigation

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BENNINGTON, Vt. - Fire investigators are still looking for a cause of the Bennington fire that took the life of 33-year old Scotty Moffitt Saturday morning.

Bennington Police Detective David Rowland said investigators are waiting to talk to Patricia Moffitt, the mother of the victim and one of two survivors. Patricia and her husband Larry Moffitt both survived the fatal fire, but she remains in critical condition at a Boston hospital Monday morning. She suffered severe burns to her head, arms, hands, neck and back. Rowland said Patricia might be able to provide more answers to how the fire may have started. He said there is no reason to believe it is suspicious in nature.

Rowland said responders were forced to stop Patricia from running back into the home to try and rescue her son. Fire Chief Steve Crawford said Saturday that when his men tried to enter the home to find Scotty, they had to turn back because of extreme heat.

Larry suffered a broken leg while trying to escape the home. The Moffitt family also lost their two family dogs in the fire.

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