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July 27, 2016

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#:                  16D000609
TROOPER:           Detective Sergeant Tyson Kinney- Bureau of Criminal Investigation                         
STATION:            Westminster Barracks   
CONTACT#:        1-802-722-4600
DATE/TIME:        July 27, 2016
LOCATION:         33 Great Blue Heron Drive, Guilford, Vermont 05301
VIOLATION:        Explosion            
VICTIM:                Richard Holden
AGE:                      64
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Guilford, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On July 27, 2016 at approximately 0706 hours, Vermont State Police-Westminster Barracks received a Emergency 911 call advising of a house explosion at 33 Great Blue Heron Drive, in the Town of Guilford, Vermont. The Vermont State Police and the Guilford Fire Department were immediately dispatched.

Upon arrival, it was discovered the residence has completely exploded and the homeowner was entrapped inside the basement. Emergency crews were able to extricate the homeowner within an hour and he was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Vermont State Police- Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Arson Unit and Explosives Ordinance Team, and State of Vermont Division of Fire Safety are currently investigating to determine the cause and origin of the explosion.

Members from the Guilford Fire Department, Brattleboro Fire Department, Keene- New Hampshire Fire Department, Rescue Inc., State of Vermont Urban Search and Rescue Team, Green Mountain Power, and Guilford Town Highway Department all responded to the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Tyson Kinney of the Vermont State Police- Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4670.

COURT ACTION:  N/A
COURT DATE: N/A          
COURT: N/A
LODGED – LOCATION:    N/A
BAIL:  N/A
MUG SHOT:  N/A