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Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« on: March 05, 2011, 09:45:19 AM »
The Burlington Free Press reported that the Tucker-Johnson Shelter has been destroyed by fire:

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110304/NEWS07/103040310/-1/HEADLINES01/Vermont-hiking-shelter-destroyed-by-fire

Does anyone have any more information?

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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 09:54:04 AM »
This is HORRIBLE! 
I just signed up for maintenance volunteer work in this section.  I bet I can guess what our first job will be.
Hopefully the VSP will solve this and we'll have the culprits lugging the lumber to rebuild the shelter this spring.

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USFS IDs subject in Vt. hiking trail shelter fire
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 09:57:18 AM »
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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 05:42:02 PM »
GREAT NEWS!!  Let's hope the USFS/VSP have the correct suspect, the case is successful and he/she has a strong back!  It's only 1.5 miles, but let's have them carry the lumber one board at a time!
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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 11:44:51 AM »
Totally agree...make the person pay with lots of sweat and sore muscles.

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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 08:24:50 AM »
Has anyone heard any further information regarding the suspectes that "allegedly" torched our shelter?

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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 07:58:01 AM »
No shelter for this year, but the plan is to rebuild it in the Spring of 2012.

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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 11:19:31 AM »
They got him!!!  Now we know who gets to carry all of the lumber to the site for the rebuild!

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Re: Tucker-Johnson Shelter Destroyed by Fire - Conviction
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 07:39:12 PM »
September 12, 2012
FORMER RUTLAND RESIDENT SENTENCED TO NINE MONTHS HOME DETENTION FOR DESTROYING A LONG TRAIL SHELTER IN MENDON BY LIGHTING A FIRE INSIDE IT

http://www.justice.gov/usao/vt/press/releases/20120912_caisse.html

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