Emergency crews respond to suspicious fire in Leicester

Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 12:09 AM EDT
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LEICESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious fire in Leicester.

It happened at about 10:20 p.m. on Sunday at 1691 U.S. Route 7.

When troopers arrived, they found the home partially engulfed in flames.

Firefighters put out the flames.

Nobody was inside, but police say they learned a man and woman were fighting inside prior to the fire. The woman left the home, leaving the man behind. Police say the man then left, came back to the home, and then left again before troopers arrived.

Investigators say the fire is considered suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police Det. Sgt. James Wright at 802-442-5421 or contact the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON.