Barn fire in Washington

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WASHINGTON — A three-story barn collapsed during a fire in Washington yesterday.

At around 4:30 p.m., crews responded to a report that a fire broke out at 1416 Coddington Road in Washington.

Coddington Road is also commonly referred to as Hill Farm Road.

When Chelsea, Tunbridge, and Washington Fire Departments arrived on the scene, they say they found a three-story barn with a tin roof collapsed and burning in a large pile of debris.

According to a statement issued by police, “the metal roof had also fallen over the top of the fire debris making it very difficult to extinguish the flames.”

The large wood frame barn and all of its contents were completely destroyed in the fire and are considered a total loss.

Police say nobody was injured or died during the incident.

Authorities are investigating the origin and cause of the fire.

Police say this was also the second fire on this property within a month.

Anyone with any information regarding this fire is being asked to contact the state police at 802-229-9191, or by calling the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON (800-322-7766).

Police say the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program offers a reward of up to $5000 for information that leads to the arrest of an arsonist.