A 5-Alarm fire that razed the Yankee Village Motel in Ascutney on Monday. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding said a juvenile boy admitted to finding a lighter and lighting leaves on fire causing a brush fire that engulfment the Rt. 5 motel.
All occupants escaped without injuries and dozen of fire department s from VT and NH battle the fire that had Route 5 closed for close to 12 hours.
Chief Spaulding said due to all the brush fires in various towns it was the 18th fire in six days for the mutual aid fire companies, and they have come to know each other well.
Chief Spaulding said there were other buildings in danger of igniting but firefighters were able to prevent additional fires.