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Fire at Trapp Family Lodge

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STOWE — A fire at a well-known lodge in Vermont has authorities seeking information. On Saturday, at around 7:15 p.m. the Stowe Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the Trapp Family Lodge. Firefighters say they discovered a shed fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The shed was used to store firewood and…

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Unattended frying pan listed as cause of fatal fire in Newport

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NEWPORT — Investigators say a fire that took the life of a Newport resident on Christmas Day started after a frying pan inside the kitchen ignited. The fire broke out at around 9:15 p.m. in an upstairs apartment on Pleasant Street in Newport City. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, stopped the spread of the fire,…

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Man dies following house fire in Elmore

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ELMORE — A 68-year-old man has died following a fire that broke out at a house in Elmore yesterday. The fire started at a home on Elmore Road at around 9:20 p.m. Firefighters began to battle the fire coming from the living room area and were able to get inside the home and pull Francis…

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Newport Center fire considered suspicious

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NEWPORT CENTER — A fire destroyed an unoccupied building in Newport Center last Friday, and investigators are trying to determine how it started. The Newport Center Fire Department responded to 156 Niles Road on July 24, at around 11:40 p.m. The two-story building was a single-family home with an attached garage that has been unoccupied…

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Fire in Brownington considered suspicious

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BROWNINGTON — A suspicious fire that broke out in Brownington on Monday is under investigation. The Orleans Fire Department responded to 1523 Evansville Road for a report of a structure fire at around 1:00 p.m. Firefighters encountered a mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames. The trailer had recently been rented, however, the tenants…

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Police investigating suspicious fire in Brighton

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BRIGHTON — Police are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged two log skidders in Brighton. Kenny Messier called police on Friday to report that two of his log skidders had burned on Gideon Mills Road. The skidders had self-extinguished and therefore the Brighton Fire Department had not been contacted. Police say nobody noticed the skidders…

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Police say fire in Newport considered suspicious

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NEWPORT — Investigators say that a fire that broke out in Newport early this morning is considered suspicious. The structure fire took place at a residence on Prospect Street at around 1:23 a.m. Authorities say that the fire started in a room on the first floor of the two-story structure. The windows in the room…

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Police: Fire in Newport considered suspicious

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NEWPORT — Authorities say that a fire that broke out in Newport on Tuesday remains under investigation and is considered suspicious. At around 11:00 a.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to a report of a house filled with smoke at 136 Hill Street. According to the report, there was evidence of a small fire…

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Cigarette sparks massive fire in Burke

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BURKE — Investigators say a cigarette caused a massive fire in Burke on Saturday that destroyed two homes and caused a propane tank to explode. At around 12:30 p.m. the West Burke Fire Department was dispatched to the location at 237 Depot Street. Firefighters say the explosion of a 250-pound propane tank endangered all fire…

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Fire at the Border Motel

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DERBY — A fire broke out at the Border Motel in Derby on Friday night. At around 11:20 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in an occupied room on the second floor at the hotel, located on Route 5. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and keep…

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Fire crews battle fire in Albany

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ALBANY — A massive fire broke out in Albany on Monday. Investigators say the cause of the fire, which took place at a home on Main Street, is still under investigation. There were no reported injuries during the incident. Weather played a role in mutual aid response time to help combat the blaze. Route 14…

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Historic barn destroyed in Barton

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BARTON — The historic “Pines” barn in Barton was destroyed after a fire broke out on Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called out at around 12:50 p.m. The large red barn, located on Kinsey Road, was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Firefighters say they focused their efforts on preventing the fire from spreading to…

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Derby man facing arson charges

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DERBY — A fire destroyed a home in Derby on Wednesday, and police say that a local man is facing arson charges. Shawn Flynn, 50, of Derby was arrested following the incident. At around 3:00 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at 56 Quarry Circle…

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Four dogs killed in fire, Charleston family displaced

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CHARLESTON — A Charleston family was displaced by a house fire that also took the lives of four of their dogs on Sunday evening. At around 6:00 p.m. authorities responded to the fire on Hudson Road. Police say nobody was inside the trailer at the time, and the unit was fully engulfed when they arrived…

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Fire destroys Newport home

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NEWPORT — A Newport City home was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night. At around 8:45 p.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene, located at 54 Raymond Avenue. Authorities say they found the residence unoccupied at the time, and the fire had already heavily engulfed the garage and home. The…

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Orleans man loses truck, four-wheeler in garage fire

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ORLEANS — A fire broke out at a garage on Water Street in Orleans on Tuesday. At around 12:30 p.m. firefighters were notified of the blaze. The garage belonged to Tony Mason. Mason lost a truck, tools, and an off-road vehicle in the fire. Crews from Orleans and Barton worked to contain the fire, keeping…

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Smoking, oxygen tank causes fire in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — A Brownington man was kept overnight at North Country Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire started in his home Thursday morning. Authorities say Joseph Aroh was in his living room having a cigarette while using an oxygen tank at around 9:30 a.m. when the fire broke out at the…

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Last working round barn in Vermont burns down

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IRASBURG — The round barn at the Robillard Flats Dairy Farm, located on Route 58 in Irasburg, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The fire broke out at around 1:30 p.m. There were no reported injuries, however, some animals are believed to have been lost in the fire. The barn was the last working round…

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