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Saputo fire under investigation

HINESBURG At about 9 p.m. on Sept. 29, a fire was reported at the Saputo Cheese Factory in Hinesburg. On Sept. 30, investigators from the Vermont State Police and the Division of Fire Safety were called for an origin and cause investigation. The investigation was conducted during the day and found that the area of origin was in a second-floor cold storage warehouse. The actual cause of the fire is still under investigation. Circumstances do not appear to be suspicious. There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire. Damage estimates are in excess of two million dollars. The investigation was hampered by some hazardous materials that were released during the fire, but there is no risk to the public. The investigation into the cause of the fire is on-going.

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