Investigators call Shelburne barn fire suspicious

SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) Authorities now say a fire that destroyed a home and barn in Shelburne on Tuesday is considered suspicious.

Crews say that when they got to the Harbor Road property just after noon they saw heavy black smoke. As crews battled the flames, they heard the sound of ammunition popping. Officials say those were large stockpiles of various ammo inside.

Fire investigators Thursday said they still have not isolated what started the blaze, but that they do consider it suspicious.

Officials say icy conditions and the long driveway added to the difficulty with getting the fire under control.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact police 802-985-8051, or by calling the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON (800-322-7766).