There were no firefighter injuries, he said.
Barnes declined to describe the criminal investigation that Laauser and Vagts were conducting at the house .
“I do have that information,” he said. “I’m not releasing it at this time.”
He also would not say whether law enforcement had been called to the John Lockwood Road address before.
“That I can’t comment on,” he said.
Authorities secured the site overnight, and state police resumed their investigation Wednesday morning. They asked that anyone with information contact them at 561-7400. All calls will remain confidential, they said.
According to Delaware County tax records, the property is owned by Patrick Bosco of Vergennes, Vt. Online real estate records listed the house as a 896-square-foot ranch built in 1988, with two bedrooms and one bath.