July 25, 2017

Weekend fire damages home

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff
A Williston family is evaluating the damage to its home after it caught fire last weekend.
The Williston Fire Department was called to a home at 196 Forty Acre Lane on Aug. 2 at approximately 9:30 p.m. after a report of smoke.
Firefighters found the home filled with smoke, and all residents out of the home.
Fire crews entered the building and found an active fire in the basement and a portion of the first floor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the home was ventilated.
Fire damage was limited to the basement and a small portion of the first floor, but the entire home sustained smoke damage.
No one was injured, and officials did not have an estimate for damage.
“The fire appears to have been accidental, and electrical in nature,” according to a Williston Fire Department press release.
Essex, Hinesburg, Richmond, Underhill/Jericho and the Vermont Air National Guard fire departments provided mutual aid and water supply support. The South Burlington Fire Department provided station coverage for fire and EMS calls.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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