MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The founder of Burton Snowboards is pledging to donate more than $100,000 to rebuild a historic stone cabin on Vermont's highest mountain after his sons accidentally started a fire that gutted the building.
The stone hut on Mount Mansfield in Stowe is owned by the state and rented out by lottery in winter. It's accessible by a chairlift at Stowe Mountain Resort.
Police say Jake Burton Carpenter had asked his two sons to get the cabin prepared for a family friend on Dec. 23 by stoking a fire in the wood stove.
Police say the pair placed wood against the stove to dry and left the stove door open with a log against it and left.
The guest didn't show up and the hut eventually caught fire.