White River Junction
Authorities say a truck driver who was sleeping in his parked truck outside the building on Harrison Avenue, off Nutt Lane near Ratcliffe Park, was awakened by the fire around 3:20 a.m.
The driver, Matt Dunbar, of Hartland, said he heard an explosion, which authorities have attributed to a 275-gallon heating fuel tank.
“It was a loud bang,” Dunbar, 35, said on the scene.
The lost buildings include:
— an office building used by Ken Keith, who said he co-owns White River Investment Properties LLC with three partners, including his son, Jared Keith,
— the auto garage next door, which rented out space and services, and
— a manufacturing facility that was used by Solaflect and Agfa Graphics.
Fire officials said the investigation and ongoing cleanup will affect the area and nearby…