March 3, 2024


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2 arrested in relationship with Berlin lodge fireplace

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BERLIN, Vt. (WCAX) – A woman is in the clinic after currently being critically hurt in what police are calling a suspicious fireplace at the Hilltop Inn in Berlin.

Berlin police say both late Friday night time or early Saturday morning, a hearth ignited in a place, probably by an individual employing an oxygen tank while smoking cigarettes.

Law enforcement Chief James Pontbriand states no one at the lodge called authorities to report the fireplace, and it was hrs right before an ambulance was referred to as to take the injured woman to the University of Vermont Healthcare Centre.

Law enforcement say responding officers also identified that the smoke detectors had been disconnected.

Police have charged Melissa Guptil, 32, for reckless endangerment and tampering with services. David Darnell, 39, also faces a reckless endangerment cost. Officials did not elaborate on the costs any even further.

“I really do not know if there will be other expenses down the street for other people today. That is nonetheless less than investigation,” the main reported.

Pontbriand claims 1 of the persons billed was remaining in and doing work at the resort at the time of the fire.

Pontbriand claims the fire was contained to just one place and no one else was wounded in the flames.

The Division of Hearth Protection, Berlin Fire Section, and the Vermont Point out Law enforcement Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit are concerned in the investigation.

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