Police looking for person of interest following fire in Morristown

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MORRISTOWN — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest following a fire in Morristown yesterday.

Authorities responded to the report of a structure fire that took place on Cote Hill Road at around 9:00 a.m.

A wooden shed on the property was fully engulfed in flames when police arrived.

The storage shed was located away from all other structures on the property and did not spread from its original location.

The shed, which was approximately 8 feet by 8 feet, and all of its contents were completely consumed in the fire.

Morristown Fire Chief Shawn Goodell contacted the Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit for an origin and cause investigation.

Police say it was determined to be an intentionally set fire from the joint examination with the authorities.

A photo of a red vehicle was seen coming and going from the fire scene on Cote Hill Road just prior to, and immediately after the fire.

Police say the driver of this vehicle is considered a person of interest in this arson investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this fire is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz at the State Police Barracks in Williston at 802-878-7111, Officer Jason Luneau of the Morristown Police Department at 802-888-4211, or by calling the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON (800-322-7766).