By Associated Press - Monday, April 25, 2016

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) - A brush fire has destroyed a motel in Ascutney.

Firefighters were called to a fire behind the Yankee Village Motel on Route 5 Monday around 11:30 a.m. The fire soon engulfed the motel and firefighters from surrounding towns and New Hampshire were called in to help fight the fire.

WCAX-TV reports ( that the brush fire is being investigated as arson. Officials say the motel is a total loss.

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