Police say fires that killed two in Woodbury are suspicious

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Police say fires that engulfed two homes in Woodbury where the bodies of two people were found late Tuesday night are suspicious.

While putting down a blaze at 715 Bliss Road, firefighters saw that the house next door, 637 Bliss Road, had also caught fire. The structures are about 150 feet apart, police said.

“There is no way that one fire can communicate that far away to another building,” said Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz of the Vermont Dept. of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit. “No, it’s an impossibility,”

After extinguishing both fires, firefighters discovered the remains of one person in each building, as well as pet remains at 637 Bliss Road.

Identification of the two people who died, as well as the cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

Ambroz said it appears whoever may have started the fires tried to get rid of evidence.

“When you have a crime scene alone, it’s a lot of painstaking work and methodical work,” he said. “When there’s a fire involved, it throws another layer of masking what really went on.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police’s Middlesex barracks at 802-229-9191. 

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