A fire that destroyed a shed on Cote Hill Road in Morristown on Wednesday, Sept. 24 was set deliberately, police say, and they are asking for the public’s help to find the person who did it.

The fire at 2017 Cote Hill Road was reported at 9 a.m. Firefighters found a shed, about 8 feet square, engulfed in flames.

Fortunately, the shed was far enough from other structures on the property — owned by Joseph and Jennifer Poleio — that the fire did not spread. However, the shed and its contents were destroyed.

Investigators from Vermont State Police and Division of Fire Safety determined the fire had been set intentionally.

Police are circulating a photo of a red car that was seen going to and coming from the Poleio property immediately before and after the fire.

Anyone with information about the fire or the red sedan is asked to call state police Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz at 878-7111, Officer Jason Luneau of the Morristown police at 888-4211, or the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON (800-322-7766).

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