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Sugarhouse fire in Swanton

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Sugaring season was cut short in Swanton early Friday morning after a shed caught fire.

Fire officials tell us they got the call around 1:30 a.m. Friday for the sugarhouse fire on Woods Hill Road. They say the homeowners were jolted awake by the fire.

"The homeowners heard a loud explosion, came outside to find their sugarhouse fully involved. The explosion they heard was from their propane tank bleeding off because it had been ignited from the flames," Swanton Fire Department Lt. Dan Chevalier said.

No one was hurt, but that sugarhouse is a total loss. Damages are estimated to be in excess of $120,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is not considered suspicious.

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