WINDHAM — Police are investigating a series of fire incidents that took place in Windham County this month.
To date authorities have received and responded to a total of six fires in the past month.
The timeline of these fire events is as follows:
On October 2, an abandoned mobile home, vehicle, and boat were destroyed by fire during the afternoon on ShagBark Hill Putney at around 5:30 p.m.
Police say the fire is considered to be the result of direct human involvement and is under investigation.
On October 9, a fire at a vehicle service station/gas station was discovered by a person traveling home from work on Main Street, Putney at around 1:30 a.m.
The fire destroyed the business which had been in operation since the mid 1960’s.
This fire left more than a dozen people without work and the loss is expected to be in excess of $500.000.00.
On October 9, the homeowner discovered that a chair he had placed at the end of his driveway near the road had been set on fire overnight on Bunker Hill Road, East Dummerston.
On October 15, the Marlboro Fire department was dispatched to a fire at a vacant building on Town Hill Road, Marlboro at around 8:00 p.m.
The fire was determined to be the result of direct human involvement and is under investigation.
On October 22, the Marlboro Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at an abandoned motel on Vermont Route 9, Marlboro, at around 5:00 p.m.
This fire event was determined to be the result of direct human involvement and is under investigation.
On October 28, the Marlboro Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at an unoccupied camp Stratton Mountain Road Marlboro at around 2:00 p.m.
Police say the fire completely destroyed the structure.
FEIU investigators say they are following up on a number of tips received from the public about these cases.
Investigators are working to determine which, if any, of the fires are or may be connected.
Anyone with information about these fire events to contact the Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600.