Man injured after suspicious fire in Middletown Springs

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MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS — Police are investigating a fire that broke out at a remote camp in Middletown Springs on Saturday.

The fire took place on Saw Mill Hill Road at around 12:51 p.m.

Police say they encountered a fully involved structure fire in the single-story camp and say that most of the camp structure had already been consumed by fire before they arrived.

Members of the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit responded to the scene on Monday morning and initiated an investigation.

Police say the camp was believed to be unoccupied, however, a man identified as Scott Saltis, approached the firefighters from the woods behind the camp claiming to have sustained minor injuries from the fire.

He was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries.

Police also say it is unclear at this point if Saltis was staying in the camp or nearby in the woods at the time of the fire.

Police were still investigating this fire and say it is considered suspicious.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact Det. Sgt. James Wright at the Shaftsbury barracks at 802-442-5421.