Crews battle South Burlington house fire

Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 8:46 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 11:52 AM EST
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A new home under construction in South Burlington is a total loss following a fire Monday morning.

It happened in an unoccupied single-family home near the corner of Swift and Spear Streets shortly before 7 a.m.

South Burlington Fire Chief Steven Locke says the fire had already penetrated the roof when they arrived. “There’s no indication right now that the fire is suspicious, it is under investigation. The last time someone was here was yesterday, picking up some tools, but the building had been unoccupied for the last 24 hours,” Locke said. He says they believe the area of origin is the back corner of the house but they aren’t sure which room it started in.

The home was about 90% completed with only trim and paint missing.

South Burlington firefighters were assisted by several other local departments.