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Irasburg sugar house destroyed by fire

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by Trisha Ingalls

IRASBURG — A fire engulfed a sugar house here on January 3.  The property, located in the woods off Route 58, was said by fire department officers to be owned by Rene Desmarais, although tax records show it was more recently owned by Ryan’s Maple Ridge Sugar House, Incorporated.

Irasburg Fire Chief Robin Beaton said he got the call at 5:30 p.m., and he could already see the smoke when he got on the Interstate in Newport.

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