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Marshfield Homeowner Victim of Fire

Marshfield Homeowner Victim of Fire

On June 20, at approximately 1140 hours, the Marshfield Fire Department was notified of a structure fire on Cabot Road in Marshfield. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the residence and attempted to locate the occupants of the home. When firefighters arrived, they discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from the center area of the structure. Mutual aid was requested, and several area fire departments responded to assist Marshfield Fire with the suppression and extinguishment of the fire.

At 1323 hours, the Woodbury Fire Chief Paul Cerutti notified the Vermont State Police of the fire involving the possible entrapment of the homeowner and requested the assistance of the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU). At 1445 hours a deceased male was located within the structure.

Members of the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit responded to the fire scene to locate, document, and remove the victim’s remains. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical examiner in Burlington for an autopsy and identification. The results of the autopsy are pending.

FEIU investigators will return to the fire scene on June 21, to conduct an origin and cause examination of the fire scene. Anyone with information about this fire event is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Berlin at (802) 229-9191.

As more information becomes available it will be released to the public.

Assisting fire agencies were Woodbury, Danville, Peacham, Hardwick and Cabot. Assisting law enforcement agencies were the Vermont State Police Berlin Barracks – Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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