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January 13, 2017

Press Release

Department of Public Safety
Vermont State Police/Division of Fire Safety
Fire Investigation Unit
Fire Investigators: Det. Sgt’s Todd Ambroz & John MacCallum, Assistant Fire Marshals Stan Baranowski & Tim Angell.
Case #: 17B200180
Date: 1/13/17 at approximately 8:21 AM
Address: 560 Curtis Road, Randolph Center
Victim/Occupant: Allysa Ashline, 29 yr old female

On January 13, 2017 at approximately 8:21 AM the Randolph Center Fire Department and surrounding Randolph fire departments responded to a reported structure fire at 560 Curtis Road in Randolph Center.  Upon arrival the fire department encountered a mobile home that was billowing smoke from all windows and eaves and fire showing near the front entrance.  After battling the fire for over an hour the Randolph Center Fire Chief, Ken Preston, contacted the Vermont State Police to request an origin and cause investigation.  Fire Investigators from the Vermont State Police and Division of Fire Safety responded to the scene to conduct an origin and cause investigation.  The investigation revealed the sole occupant of the home, Allysa Ashline, woke up to thick smoke filling up her home.  She could barely see inside the house and narrowly escaped with just the clothes she was wearing and a blanket.  A female dog and a month old litter of 6 puppies perished during the fire due to the heavy smoke and fire.  The origin of the fire is near the front door of the home on the inside, but the cause is still under investigation.  It is not considered suspicious at this time, but anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz of the Vermont State Police in Williston at 878-7111. 


Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz
Vermont State Police, Troop A
Fire Investigation Unit
Williston, VT 05495
Office 802-878-7111
Fax 802-878-2742
todd.ambroz@vermont.gov