He set fire to it himself after learning that it now lies in a region ceded to Azerbaijan in a ceasefire brokered by Russia to end recent hostilities with Armenia.
“I don’t want to leave something for terrorists – who killed my brothers and sisters and who stole my home from me," Vahe told Euronews.
Other ethnic-Armenian residents in the town did the same thing, taking what belongings they could manage then setting fire to their own homes rather than hand them over to Azerbaijan.
On November 9, Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to cease armed hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh the following day.
As part of the settlement, Azerbaijan gained control over several territories that include the town of Karvachar.