Police investigating multiple suspected arsons in Windham County

Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 11:50 PM EDT
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MARLBORO, Vt. (WCAX) - A fire in Marlboro Friday is the latest of a string of suspected arsons in Windham County.

Firefighters responded to the fire at about 8 p.m. Friday near Town Hill Road and Vermont Route 9. Police say the single-story wooden building was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. Crews managed to save the structure, but it sustained some fire, heat, smoke, and water damage.

Police say the cause is under investigation, but they believe it is a case of arson.

This incident comes as police continue to investigate multiple fires in the area that were lit over the course of a couple of weeks. Last Saturday, a Putney auto shop sustained significant damage from a suspicious fire. The Saturday before that, a home was destroyed on Shag Bark Road in Putney, also a possible arson.

This weekend, Windham County Sheriff’s deputies are driving around Putney and Westminster at night with non-flashing blue lights to help deter criminal activity. Police say they can’t say yet if the fires are connected.

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