On April 10, the Middlebury Fire and Police Department responded to a report of a dump truck on fire at Champlain Construction on Route 7 in Middlebury. The fire was reported via 911 by a neighbor who could see the fire.
The dump truck had been parked for a period of time.
The Middlebury Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire before other equipment in the immediate area could be damaged.
The Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit was contacted to conduct an Origin and Cause fire investigation. The fire was intentionally set and there was extensive damage to the truck.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32 ARSON. The investigation is on-going.
No one was hurt in the fire and damage is estimated at $12,000.