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September 19, 2017

Fw: Fire Investigation/St Johnsbury Barracks

From: Lacourse, Michael

Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:30 PM
To: DPS - medianorth
Subject: Fire Investigation/St Johnsbury Barracks

VSP Press Release-Incident


CASE#: 17A405040

INVESTIGATORS FULL NAME:  Detective Sergeant Michael LaCourse - Vermont State
Police, Assistant Fire Marshall Josh Maxham - Vermont Division of Fire Safety,
Assistant Fire Marshall Paul Cerutti - Vermont Division of Fire Safety
Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz - Vermont State Police

STATION:  St. Johnsbury                    
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111                              

DATE/TIME: 09/18/17 @ approximately 2118 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: 1708 Groton-Peacham Road, Barnet, VT
INCIDENT: Structure Fire

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 09/18/2017, at approximately 2118 hours, Barnet Fire
Department responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence located at
1708 Groton-Peacham Rd in Barnet. Upon arrival on scene, fire personnel
encountered a large barn fully engulfed in fire. Fire personnel worked to save
an adjacent residence that had also begun to burn. Fire personnel were able to
save a large portion of the residence.

No person(s) or animal(s) were injured in the fire.

Barnet Fire Chief contacted the contacted the Vermont Department of Public
Safety Fire Investigation Unit at approximately 2300 hours for assistance in 
conducting an Origin and Cause investigation.

On 09/19/17, at approximately 0730 hours, the above mentioned investigators On
September 13, 2017, the above mentioned investigators began an examination of
the scene. It was determined that due to the degree of fire damage, a definitive
cause of the fire could not be identified at this time. The classification of
this fire is undetermined and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Michael LaCourse, at



Detective Sergeant Michael LaCourse
Fire Investigation Unit
Vermont State Police
Troop A - Derby Barracks
35 Crawford Road
Derby, VT
802-334-8881  (***Please note my email address has changed***)