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July 2, 2020

FIRE INVESTIGATION // SAINT ALBANS BARRACKS

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A202815

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det Sgt Matthew Hill                             

STATION:  Saint Albans                     

CONTACT#: (802)524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: July 2, 2020 at approx. 1:30PM

INCIDENT LOCATION: 4313 Ethan Allen Highway Georgia, VT

NATURE: Fire Investigation

 

VICTIM: Name withheld - property owner has not yet been notified

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On July 2, 2020 Georgia Fire Chief Keith Baker noticed smoke coming from a residence along Ethan Allen Highway in Georgia, VT.  Chief Baker checked the residence and found fire in the basement of the unoccupied raised ranch on the southeast corner of the building.  When fire crews arrived they were met by flames pushing out of the front windows of the house.  The fire was successfully extinguished by the Georgia Fire Department with assistance from the St Albans City and St Albans Town fire departments.

 

During Chief Baker’s examination of the fire scene he contacted the VT State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance.  Investigators arrived shortly thereafter to assist Chief Baker with the scene examination. 

 

The origin of the fire was determined to be in the basement area near the southeast corner of the building.  The unoccupied residence was heavily damaged by the fire.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Saint Albans at (802)524-5992 or the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON (1-800-322-7766).      

 

Respectfully,

 

Detective Sergeant Matthew Hill

Department of Public Safety

Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit

Vermont State Police, Troop A-West

2777 St George Road

Williston, VT 05495

Office 802-878-7111 ext 2021

Matthew.Hill@vermont.gov

 

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