Authorities investigate two suspicious fires in Waterbury, seek public assistance

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WATERBURY — Vermont’s Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) is investigating two suspicious fires that occurred earlier this month in the Waterbury area.

The first incident took place on July 1, when a camper located at 1615 Sweet Rd was found to be fully engulfed in flames.

The local fire department responded to the scene, but despite suppression efforts, the camper was a total loss. The camper was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but authorities suspect direct human involvement.

Just weeks later, on July 23, the Waterbury Fire Department was called to another blaze.

This time an 8-foot by 10-foot shed located at 152 Loomis Hill Rd was discovered to be fully engulfed in flames. Again, no injuries were reported, and the fire’s cause is under investigation with the circumstances deemed suspicious.

Waterbury Fire Chief Gary Dillon has reached out to the FEIU for assistance in determining the origins and causes of both fires.

The FEIU is now seeking assistance from the public.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Sgt. Clark Lombardi at the Derby Barracks at (802) 334-8881 or Detective Sgt. Christopher Blais at the Royalton Barracks (802) 234-9933.

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