Residence fire investigated in Rochester

Residence fire investigated in Rochester

Department OF Public Safety

VERMONT Point out Law enforcement

News Release


Circumstance#: 21B2007364

TROOPER: Det. Sgt. Matthew Hill                                               

STATION: A Troop – Hearth and Explosion Investigation Unit                

Make contact with#: (802)878-7111


Date/TIME: December 30, 2021 at 1530 several hours

Area: 233 Bindrum Lane Rochester, VT

INCIDENT: Fireplace Investigation – One relatives house


Sufferer: Jeremiah Bindrum

AGE: 48

Metropolis, Point out OF Home: Rochester, VT 


Vermont Condition Police On December 30, 2021 at close to 1530 hours the Rochester Hearth Department was dispatched to 233 Bindrum Lane in Rochester for a report of a composition fire.  When firefighters arrived, they discovered the one household log household completely included with fireplace.  Firefighters from Rochester, Hancock, and Granville Fireplace Departments fought the blaze for several hrs but ended up unable to conserve the structure. 

As part of the fire chief’s assessment of the fireplace scene he contacted the Office of Community Protection Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) for help in figuring out the origin and result in of the hearth function. 

Associates of the FEIU responded to the fire scene on December 31, 2021 to conduct the hearth scene examination.  The evaluation decided that the fireplace began in the region of the northeast corner of the initial ground and spread fast all through the composition the bring about of the fireplace is below investigation. 

The home was not occupied at the time of the hearth, and there ended up no claimed injuries.  Destruction to the home and contents is approximated to be much more than $450,000.00. 

Any person with data about this hearth is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Royalton at (802)234-9933.  Folks with facts might also call the Vermont Arson Tip Award Application at 800-32-ARSON.

The Arson Idea Award Program is a individual entity from the state law enforcement, and by funding from coverage organizations presents a reward of up to $5,000 for details that qualified prospects to an arrest in this circumstance.

Matthew Hill, Detective Sergeant, VT Condition Police – Bureau of Prison Investigations

Hearth and Explosion Investigation Device