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.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
A boil advisory has been issued for certain areas in Huntingburg.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner was elected second vice president of the Indiana Association of...
Two local entrepreneurs, Crystal Buehler and Amanda Tempel, recently released a monthly planner...
For emergency responders, knowing what to do in any situation can mean life or death for...
Northeast Band didn’t place in the top five, but are still happy with their performance.
Habitat for Humanity boards covered in envelopes are traveling around Ferdinand, Huntingburg and...
Trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund met to award grants to local groups and...
The Ubelhor family is all about demolition derbies.