An online fundraising effort has begun for a Pomfret sugarhouse that was destroyed by a fire Thursday.
A campaign on the crowdfunding website, gofundme.com, is asking for $5,000 to help start the rebuilding process for Grandpas Sugarhouse, a Pomfret business owned by resident Duane Harrington. A fire broke out at the sugarhouse Thursday afternoon and took out tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment owned by Harrington.
A message with the campaign says the business was not insured.
Update 3:15 p.m.: In less than eight hours, about $1,200 was raised and the organizers raised the goal to $5,000.A firefighter moves away from a blaze that consumed a Pomfret sugarhouse. (Katy Savage Photo)