Fire at Sen. Sanders’ Vermont office deemed arson

By DJ Mara

A fire at Senator Bernie Sanders’ Burlington, Vermont office was deemed arson, according to local authorities.

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Police are currently on the hunt for a male suspect who sprayed an accelerant on the office door, set the door on fire, and fled. The fire caused minor damage to the office but there were no injuries.

According to Burlington Police statement, “A significant fire engulfed the door and part of the vestibule, impeding the egress of staff members who were working in the office and endangering their lives,” MassLive reported. 

The building’s sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire.

The fire moderately damaged the office door, and much of the third floor where Sanders’ office is located suffered water damage.