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Possible arson in Rutland Town

On April 7, the following fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire at 1236 U.S. Route 4 in Rutland Town, Vermont: Rutland Town, Rutland City, West Rutland, Proctor, Chittenden, Wallingford and Clarendon.

The fire occurred to a commercial building housing two separate businesses, Vermont Vapor, Inc., and Staining by Jonathan. The building was further used as a storage facility for Out Doors in Motion, a motorcycle, snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle dealership.

The Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit was requested for an origin and cause investigation. The Vermont State Police, as well as the Vermont Division of Fire Safety responded to the scene for the aforementioned examination. Due to the hazardous materials believed to be in the structure, an internal examination was not done.

Anyone with information relating to the fire is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Sutton or Det. Lt. Cruise at 802-773-9101 or the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program (VATAP) at 1-800-32-ARSON.

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