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Police investigate suspicious Cornwall, Vt., fire

On Nov. 13, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Cornwall Fire Department, along with several assisting agencies, responded to a reported residential fire at 3034 Route 30 in Cornwall. Upon arrival, they encountered heavy smoke conditions but were able to locate and extinguish the fire quickly.

The fire caused no injuries and damage was isolated to the central portion of the Sherrill Given residence.

After the fire was suppressed, Asst. Chief Sean Stearns made a request for the Vermont State Police Fire Investigation unit, to respond to assist with determining the origin and cause of this fire. Lt. Cruise of the Vermont State Police, along with Investigator Adnams of the Division of Fire Safety, responded to assist with this case.

After a scene investigation, the exact cause remains undetermined; however, the fire is deemed suspicious at this time.

Anyone with any information concerning this fire is asked to contact the State Police in New Haven of the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program (VATAP) at 1-800-32-ARSON.

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