VSP Press Release - Investigation into Double Fatal Fire in Dummerston, VT
STATE OF VERMONT , DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, VERMONT STATE POLICE
Investigation into Double Fatal Fire in Dummerston, VT
Det. Sgt. JP Schmidt, VSP - TROOP D BCI, 802 875-2112
Dummerston, VT - 1/6/14 - At approximately 5:00AM on January 6, 2014, Keene Mutual Aid contacted the Vermont State Police requesting a fire investigation at a residence located at 420 School House Road in Dummerston. The fire was initially reported at 4:41AM and fire personnel from the Putney, Guilford, Brattleboro, and West Dummerston Fire Departments responded immediately to the incident. The fire destroyed the residence, however firefighters were able to contain the fire; thereby preventing damage to the surrounding residences.
During the course of the fire response, Russell Nutbrown, age 90, and Russell's son, Barry Nutbrown, age 57, were located deceased inside of the residence. The bodies of both men will be transported to the Vermont Office for the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.
An investigation into the cause of the fire and resulting deaths is being conducted by the Vermont State Police Fire Investigations Unit, the Division of Fire Safety Fire Investigations Unit, and the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Investigators were assisted at the scene by the Windham County Sheriff Department.
At this time the fire is not considered suspicious, pending the completion of the autopsies and fire investigation.
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