We posted a report of this on Facebook when it broke a couple days ago, but since we’re getting inundated with email links about it we’ve added it here on the site as well.
Back in December the iconic “Stone Hut,” a warming hut atop Vermont’s highest peak, was destroyed by a Christmas Eve fire. At first officials told locals it had been unoccupied. Some locals even eluding to a cover up.
“So the Stone Hut burned down in December and everyone was so bummed. When it was originally reported here on the news it was reported that it was ‘Empty, and nobody had it reserved for the night,’ which seemed totally odd because there’s a waiting list like 500 people deep for the Hut every night through the Winter” said a reader in the Stowe area.
According to police, George Carpenter waited two days after the fire to call an arson tip line and take responsibility, telling investigators he waited until after the holiday because he didn’t think anyone would be working on Christmas.
Snyder said no one from the Carpenter family has reached out to him, either.
“I’ve heard nothing from the family. Not one peep in any way, unofficially or through official channels,” Snyder said.