Snowboard pioneer pledges funds for cabin burned by his sons

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1:14 AM
Snowboard pioneer pledges funds for cabin burned by his sons

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.