On October 21, 2020

Police respond to suspicious fire in West Rutland

On Oct. 17 just after midnight, the West Rutland Fire Department responded to 416 Main St. in West Rutland for a reported structure fire. Upon first arriving, fire crews found the structure with heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor and beginning to extend to the second floor.  Due to the quick response and fire suppression efforts, the building was saved.  All occupants and pets within the residence were able to escape without injury.

As part of his scene assessment, the VT Dept of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit was called for assistance in determining the origin and cause.

The investigation revealed the origin of the fire; however the cause of this fire is currently undetermined.

This fire is considered suspicious at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 802-442-5421 or the tip hotline at 1-800-32-ARSON (1-800-322-7766). A $5,000 reward is offered if a tips leads to an arrest.

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