On Aug. 14, at 2 a.m. a fire. was reported at 17 North Railroad Rd. in Brandon via 911. The Brandon Fire Department responded to the scene and upon arrival they found the residence fully involved in fire. The Pittsford Fire Department was then called to assist with the fire.
Firefighters able to save the detached garage but the house is a total loss. The house has been vacant for some time.
The Brandon Fire Department contacted the Vermont State Police and asked that an origin and cause fire investigation be conducted. Fire investigators from the Vermont State Police and Division of Fire and Safety responded to the scene on Aug. 16. The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation is on-going. The fire is considerd suspicious and at this point in the investigation it is beleived the fire was intentionally started.
The Vermont State Police is asking anyone with information or may have seen anything to call the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32 ARSON or the Brandon Police Department.
The damages are estimated at $132,000.