Brattleboro's Valgar Street fire deemed suspicious


BRATTLEBORO — Officials say a fire, which displaced 11 out 12 families living in a Valgar Street apartment complex, is considered suspicious in nature.

"In a joint effort, investigators from the Brattleboro Fire Department, Brattleboro Police Department and the Vermont State Police have been working continuously since the morning of the fire to determine an origin and cause, and conducting interviews to gather information," a press released stated on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

According to the fire department, the Nov. 7 fire occurred at a 12-unit multi-family building owned by the Spring Elliot Valgar LTD Partnership. While there were no injuries, 45 residents could not immediately return to their homes.

On Tuesday, five of the apartments were reoccupied. Repairs were being made to the other seven units.

"We're looking to create new memories and new adventures for our family to outweigh some of these bad ones," Amanda Bragg, a resident who lost everything in her apartment," told the Reformer Tuesday.

Contact Chris Mays at or 802-254-2311, ext. 273.


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