Dubois smoking house an intentional actJune 4, 2014
By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer
DUBOIS — Firefighters checking into smoke coming from an abandoned Dubois home Tuesday afternoon found signs it was an intentional act.
The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department was called at 4:50 p.m. to a vacant house at 5425 E. Sycamore St. owned by retired Dubois veterinarian Merill Ranck, who lives on Main Street in Dubois, according to department spokesman Zach Eichmiller.
Upon arrival, firefighters who discovered smoke gained entry and found a small amount of paper products smoldering in the corner of a room near some scrap wood. No flames were visible, Eichmiller said, but firefighters did hose down the smoldering area.
The fire appeared to have been intentionally set by an unknown person, according to Eichmiller.
The department called in the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department to assist and the incident remains under investigation.
Two trucks and 21 firefighters were on the scene 40 minutes.
There were no injuries but a Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services ambulance assisted on standby.
Contact Bill Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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