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Police: Kids playing with matches in field caused brush fire

May 14, 2018

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — Police say a group of children playing with matches caused a brush fire that spread to a dilapidated sugar house.

WCAX-TV reports the fire broke out Saturday evening in Underhill. Investigators say the fire started in a patch of dry leaves and quickly spread through the local brush to the old sugar house structure — which had collapsed a year ago and was no longer in use.

Police say they found matches in a nearby stream, and determined the fire was caused by juveniles playing with matches near the stream.

Officials say no charges will be filed at this time.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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