In mid-April a fire ripped through the top floors of the Brooks House, a historic building in the center of Brattleboro. This weekend, the community pulls together to raise money for the fire victims.

Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire at Brooks House on High Street in Brattleboro, which started Sunday.

A five-alarm fire ravaged a historic 59-unit apartment building on Main Street in Brattleboro that also housed several businesses. The blaze, …

A crane pulls out a section of the fifth-floor penthouse of the Brooks House building in downtown Brattleboro Tuesday, following Sunday’s fire…

MICHAEL MOORE / Sentinel Staff A clean-up crew shovels and sweeps up debris from the roof of a one-story building that is attached to the rea…

MICHAEL MOORE / Sentinel Staff Elizabeth Howes, of Brattleboro and Richmond, points and talks about the fire at the Brooks House on Tuesday a…

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BRATTLEBORO — An electrical fire that badly damaged a historic Brattleboro apartment building may have smoldered for more than a day before se…

A crane pulls out a section of the fifth-floor penthouse of the Brooks House building in downtown Brattleboro Tuesday, following Sunday’s fire…

A cleanup crew shovels and sweeps up debris from the roof of a one-story building attached to the rear of the Brooks House in Brattleboro Tues…

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BRATTLEBORO — Fire investigators determined that an electrical problem led to a five-alarm fire at a downtown Brattleboro apartment building S…

An official with the state fire marshal’s office works on the fourth floor of the Brooks House in Brattleboro Monday, following a fire there t…

Dummerston firefighter Brian Barrows secures caution tape at the scene of the fire at the historic Brooks House, in background, on Main Street…

Downtown Brattleboro is eerily quiet Monday afternoon following a fire at the Brooks House.

Todd Tousley, owner of The Mole's Eye Cafe, talks with his manager of the cafe. Tousley will have to wait before he can find out if his baseme…

Exhausted firemen from the West Dummerston, Vt., station rest against a Main Street business across from the Brooks House Monday morning.

Downtown Brattleboro is eerily quiet Monday afternoon following a fire at the Brooks House.

Dummerston firefighter, Brian Barrows, secures caution tape at the scene of the fire at the Brooks House, in background, on Main Street in Bra…

A fireman sprays water from a ladder truck extended five stories up at the scene of a fire at the Hotel Brooks on Main Street in Brattleboro …

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Spectators watch from Green Street at the back of the Brooks House as a firefighter continues to spray water from five stories up on a ladder …

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BRATTLEBORO — A five-alarm fire ravaged a historic 59-unit apartment building on Main Street that also housed several businesses.