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Newport Center fire considered suspicious

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NEWPORT — Fire investigators say a fire that broke out in Newport Center on Wednesday is considered suspicious.

The fire took place at a boathouse located at 5703 Lake Road at around 7:55 a.m.

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The boathouse was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators responded to Newport Center and conducted a scene examination.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be the result of direct human involvement and the circumstances surrounding the fire are considered suspicious.

The building sustained extensive damage from fire, heat, smoke, and water.

An accurate damaged estimate is not available but is expected to be more than $75,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Clark Lombardi at the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

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