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    Vermont House Fire Ruled an Arson

    A fire that burned down a summer camp house in Duxbury, Vermont is being considered an arson, the Vermont State Police announced Thursday. 

    On Jan. 6, the Waterbury Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2141 Camels Hump Road at around 5:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly discerned that the one-story house had been almost entirely leveled.

    The house, owned by Ronald and Betty Deforge of Barre, Vermont, has been deemed a total loss.

    Since the house was being used as a summer camp, no heat or electricity was being supplied, nor was there anyone inside, when the fire started. For these reasons, the fire is currently being considered an arson.

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    The Vermont Department of Public Safety requests that anyone with information about the fire contact Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz at the State Police Barracks in Middlesex at 802-229-9191 or todd.ambroz@vermont.gov or call the the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at (800-322-7766).

    The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of an arsonist.

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