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Police investigate arson fire in Barre

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Courtesy: Christopher Maloney Courtesy: Christopher Maloney
Courtesy: Christopher Maloney Courtesy: Christopher Maloney
Courtesy: Christopher Maloney Courtesy: Christopher Maloney
Courtesy: Christopher Maloney Courtesy: Christopher Maloney
BARRE, Vt. - A fire in Barre City has been ruled an arson.

Police say just before 4 a.m. Thursday, the Metro Development building went up in flames.

The property is owned by Mayor Thom Lauzon. He tells us it's the old train depot and he was letting businesses use it for storage space.

No one was hurt, but the building is a total loss.

This is the second time Lauzon has been hit by arsonists. In 2010, two people were arrested for setting fire to the Aldrich Building on Main Street which the mayor owns.

The building is a total loss; it's estimated at about $65,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-32-ARSON or the Barre City Police Department. A reward of up to $5,000.00 is being offered for information resulting in an arrest.

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