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Police investigate Mount Holly arson

MOUNT HOLLY—Police are looking for information regarding a fire that was set at a Mount Holly residence last week. On Tuesday, June 6, at 11:00 a.m. a 911 caller reported a fire at 9 Johnson Lane in Mount Holly. Initial reports and witnesses placed the fire in the second storey of the building. Upon arrival of the Mount Holly Fire Department and surrounding fire departments, the building was heavily engulfed in flames in part of the second floor. Once the fire was contained the Mount Holly Fire Chief contacted the Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit to request an origin and cause investigation. The state police Arson K9 detection team was also brought to the scene. It was determined that the structure had been broken into prior to the fire and that someone had set ordinary materials on fire in the building.

Nobody was injured in the fire, but damage is estimated at about $80,000.

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