- Associated Press - Monday, April 16, 2018

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in South Royalton.

WCAX-TV reports firefighters responded to the house fire Saturday night in a rural section of South Royalton. Authorities say icy road conditions slowed their response.

Timothy Staples escaped the burning home and called 911. Staples’ wife, 60-year-old Roberta Staples, was not able to get out of the house. Her body was later found in the home.

The cause of the fire is unclear. An investigation continues.


This story has been corrected to show the correct location in the 2nd paragraph.


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

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