- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

STOWE, Vt. (AP) - Stowe firefighters who carried water to near the top of Vermont’s tallest peak by chairlift and snow cats say the historic Stone Hut that was built during the 1930s and has been available for overnight stays is likely a total loss.

The fire in the hut near the top of Mount Mansfield that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps was reported Thursday morning.

The hut is now run by the Stowe Mountain Resort and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and it can be rented for overnight use.

WCAX-TV (https://bit.ly/1QYZ0Hc ) reports the hut is heated by a wood stove. It’s unclear if the hut was occupied Wednesday night.

No injuries were reported.

A fire investigator is going to look for the cause of the fire.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, https://www.wcax.com


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