Investigators are sifting through the rubble at the site of a massive blaze that destroyed a barn and home in Greensboro Bend Tuesday night. The homeowner says not only did she lose her beloved farmhouse, but also decades’ worth of her life’s work. Priscilla Heine, who along with her husband, has lived in Vermont for more than 40 years. On Wednesday morning she received the call that her home and barn were a total loss. The artist is currently in South America preparing for a show. She says she was in the process of renovating the barn and creating an art studio in the barn. She says roughly 30 years’ worth of her work was destroyed. Fire investigators combed through the rubble Wednesday to try and determine a cause. Greensboro Fire Chief David Brochu says fighting the fire was a challenge. Brochu says a lack of cell service delayed the calls for help and that the home’s metal roof meant crews had to attack the fire from outside. Due to the extensive damage, investigators say the true cause of the fire may never be known.
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