The Barre fire chief is calling it a Christmas miracle.
A couple in Barre escaped their home on Wilkins Road right before it exploded at 4 am Sunday.
“You couldn’t even recognize the structure, it was just a ball of fire,” said Barre Fire Chief Jerry Bentley.
Donald and Fonda Carr were not hurt and are now staying with relatives.
Bentley says the cause of the fire is still unclear, but investigators continue to look into it.
No other homes in the area were damaged, but the home and everything inside is gone.
All that is a left is a pile of rubble.
A GoFundMe page is already close to raising its $15,000 goal.