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Suspicious fire outbreak at Brazil trailer

Friday, October 19, 2012

Officials with the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department informed The Brazil Times they intend to contact the Indiana State Fire Marshal in reference to this trailer fire, which took place Friday morning. [Order this photo]
Officials are planning to call the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office in reference to a trailer fire, which took place Friday morning.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., officials were dispatched to a trailer located at 8239 N. CR 425 W., Brazil. The trailer sat on a lot north of United States 40.

Upon arrival, Posey Township volunteer firefighters witnessed two neighbors attempting to put out the fire, which appeared to have started in the back of the trailer, which faces west.

The trailer is owned by Don West, but has no occupants.

Neighbors told The Brazil Times no one has lived in the trailer for at least two years.

Neighbors said they were looking out their window toward their garden when they noticed the fire in the back of the trailer next to their home.

The fire was contained at approximately 10:15 a.m., but firefighters continued to battle hot spots.

Firefighters said the fire damaged only one room in the trailer.

However, they said the fire was still under investigation. Posey Township Volunteer Firefighter Earl Hutcheson told The Times the State Fire Marshal's office would be called since there was no electricity set up in the trailer.

Because of this, firefighters were not able to determine how the fire started.

Other agencies responding to the fire included the Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Duke Energy.

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sounds a little fishy to me isn't he the guy that owned West End Auto and was in trouble for a whole bunch of vehicles that he had sold and never could "obtain" a title for? Always looking for a way to make money. Just Saying...???

-- Posted by Wings1980 on Fri, Oct 19, 2012, at 7:49 PM

Seriously doubt he had insurance on them since they weren't occupied. Definitely arson IMO, since there was no electricity turned on .. but I'm not a Fire Marshal. ; )

Guess we'll find out soon enough.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Oct 26, 2012, at 10:50 AM

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