Man killed in Sheldon fire

Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 12:02 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 1:23 PM EST
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SHELDON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Sheldon man died Sunday in a garage fire.

It happened just after 8 p.m. on Sweet Hollow Road.

Fire officials say Larry Gregoire, 69, saw a fire in his detached workshop garage, alerted his family, and then went in to get his truck but never came back out.

Vermont State Police say human remains found after the fire were positively identified as those of Gregoire.

They believe Gregoire was trying to remove his truck, which was parked inside, and was overcome by the heat, smoke and fumes.

Fire investigators determined the blaze began in an outdoor wood boiler and spread to the main area building.

The building was destroyed by the fire and damages are estimated at more than $200,000.

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