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November 12, 2016

Press Release

Press Release:
Vermont State Police, Williston Barracks
Case: 15A105721
Investigators: Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz (VSP), Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Cerutti (Division of Fire Safety)
Address: 1328 Lake Road, Milton, Vt
Owner/Victim: Donald & Mike Richards of Lake Rd. in Milton
Arrests: None

Narrative: On November 12, 2016 at approximately 1 AM the Milton Fire Department responded to a fire at 1328 Lake Road for a structure fire.  Upon their arrival they found a hunting camp fully engulfed in flames.  Milton Fire Dept. battled the blaze for several hours.  The Milton Assistant Fire Chief requested an origin and cause investigation to determine what started the fire.  Det. Sgt Todd Ambroz of VSP and Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Cerutti (DFS) responded to the fire at 7 AM to conduct an investigation.  The fire completely destroyed the structure and only the sill plate wood framing remains.  This fire is still under investigation and anyone having any information regarding it is asked to contact the Milton Police Department or Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz at the State Police Barracks in Williston at 802-878-7111.  The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program also provides a monetary reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest of an arsonist.  (1-800-322-7766)

Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz
A-Troop Fire Investigation Unit
Williston, VT 05495
Office 802-878-7111
Fax 802-878-2742