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May 20, 2013

Police Log: May 20, 2013

CONDITION UPDATE

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The condition of a Malone woman who was injured in a car accident Friday has improved, hospital officials said.

Marlene LeRoy, 38, was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care after a car accident and was listed in critical condition there Friday evening.

On Saturday, her condition had been improved from critical to serious, according to a nursing coordinator at the hospital.

At about 8:15 a.m. Friday, LeRoy was traveling east on Brainardsville Road/County Route 24 when she allegedly crossed into the westbound lane, Malone-based State Police said.

LeRoy’s vehicle struck a manure spreader owned by Bilow’s Farm traveling in the opposite direction, police said.

The driver of that vehicle was James Poirier, 62, of Bangor, police said.

Poirier was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center and released later that day, according to police.

FIRE

MOOERS — A barn at 215 Eddy Road was destroyed by fire Sunday. 

The barn, which was used for hay and lumber storage, was substantially engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived just before 11:30 a.m. 

The amount of hay and lumber in the barn is not known at this time. No animals were housed there.

Mooers Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by a Clinton County Mutual Aid Tanker Task Force, including trucks from Ellenburg Depot, Altona, Chazy, Rouses Point and Champlain. Also helping at the fire was a crew from Hemmingford, Quebec, and West Chazy firefighters stood by at the Mooers station.

Firefighters were able to save an attached building, which Mooers Fire Chief Raymond Phair said was either a shed or a smaller barn.

An old Dodge pickup truck near the barn was destroyed in the fire. In addition, a grass fire was started by the blaze, but the Mooers and Hemmingford brush trucks were able to put it out.

As to the cause of the fire, Phair said, “We’re not entirely sure yet, but we’ve pretty much narrowed it down to old electrical.” Ownership of the barn was uncertain Sunday evening.

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