Vacant home destroyed in blaze

Six crews respond Wednesday afternoon; fire under investigation

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ALBURGH — A vacant, home here was lost to fire on Wednesday and state fire investigators are looking for the cause.

Vermont State Police (VSP) said the house at 316 Pump House North Rd., owned by Andre Leduc, was reported on fire in a 911 call received at approximately 11 a.m. The Alburgh Fire Department responded.

Upon arrival firefighters discovered the house to be fully engulfed in flames, said police.

The local fire department was assisted by Swanton, Isle LaMotte, North Hero, and Grand Isle fire departments and also firefighters from Rouses Point, N.Y.

The house, located across the road from Missisquoi Bay, was deemed a total loss.

At the time of the fire the house was vacant. There were no injuries reported. The estimated damage is $50,000, said Det. Sgt. Maurice Lamothe, of the VSP Fire Investigation Unit, in a press release.

The Alburgh Fire Department requested an origin and cause investigation.  Members of the Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit, including Det. Sgt, Todd Ambroz and investigator Chris Boyd, a member of the Division of Fire Safety, responded to the scene yesterday. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Vermont State Police at 802-524-5993.