The State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bloomingburg Fire Department are investigating the cause of a Thursday fire that destroyed a vacant house on Prairie Road.
At approximately 4:36 p.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a house on fire. When firefighters from the Bloomingburg Fire Department arrived at the scene, the two-story house was engulfed in flames.
Ten firefighters from Bloomingburg and five firefighters from the Jeffersonville Fire Department were able to extinguish the blaze, according to Bloomingburg Fire Chief Ron Huff. Fayette County Life Squad and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. No one was injured during the fire.
The origin of the fire and the cause are still under investigation. A representative from the State Fire Marshal’s Office was on the scene Friday.
“We are working to determine the cause,” said Huff. “It’s an old house and you hate to see those old homes destroyed like that. That home had been there a long time.”
The house was deemed a “total loss.” Larry Mowery is listed as the house’s owner, according to Huff.
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