STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Detective Sergeant Thomas Williams and Division of Fire Safety Investigator Josh Maxham
DATE/TIME:11-14-2016 @ approximately 1140 hrs.
LOCATION1396 VT. RT.4A Castleton, VT.
VIOLATION Fire (Suspicious Circumstances)
Owner: Thomas and Dawn Lilly
City of Residence: Castleton, VT.
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 11/14/16 at approximately 1140 hrs the Castleton Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 1396 VT RT 4a in Castleton. A passerby had called in the fire and upon the first arrival of fire personnel they found a large wood shed, and surrounding woods completely engulfed in flames. They called for assistance in attacking the fire and fire departments from Fair Haven, Poultney, and Hubbardton assisted on scene. The shed was heavily damaged and approximately 2 additional acres burned. Damage was estimated at approximately $10,000. No one was home at the time of the fire. There was no electrical service to that structure.
The Castleton Fire Chief, Heath Goyette, contacted the Vermont State Police and requested an origin and cause investigation of the fire after gathering some information about the fire. A Detective from the Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit and an investigator from the VT. Division of Fire Safety responded on 11/14/to the scene.
Investigators have determined that the fire cause is undetermined and there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-32-ARSON (There is up to a $5,000.00 reward for information resulting in an arrest) or the Vermont State Police (Detective Sergeant Williams) at the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101.
COURT ACTION: N/A