Camp destroyed in St. Albans Bay fire

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ST. ALBANS BAY — A camp was destroyed during a fire that broke out in St. Albans Bay on Tuesday.

At 3:23 p.m. the St Albans fire department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 30 Simonds Road.

Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire, limiting the damage to the seasonal camp as well as other camps nearby.

Chief Harold Cross requested assistance from the Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Investigators began a scene examination after the fire was suppressed, but due to the fading light returned to the scene today to complete the examination.

The origin of the fire was in the area of the bathroom, under the floor in the crawlspace.

The most likely cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical tape heater wrapped around the water supply pipe.

There were no injuries sustained during the fire, during suppression efforts, or during the investigation.

No one had been living in or using the seasonal camp around the time of the fire.

The camp sustained approximately $40,000 in damage.