Firefighters made three trips to 770 Dogwood Lane in less than 72 hours this weekend, and officials have called in arson investigators after a fire Sunday night.
The last call was the most serious when a fire in the living room caused significant damage to the home.
Clark County Fire Battalion Chief Ben Wright said an arson-detecting dog and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator are to be on the scene today to look at the latest fire at the mobile home. No one was injured in either of the fires, but the electrical meter was removed Friday afternoon and no one was home Sunday night when the last fire occurred, he said.
“The chief’s still there waiting on other investigators,” Wright said this morning.
The first two times firefighters were called to the residence, the problems were electrical in nature, Wright said. They were first called to the mobile home, owned by Amy Feltner, at 5:52 a.m. Friday for a
small fire in the kitchen, which was put out with a fire extinguisher, he said. The family woke when the smoke detector went off, he said. Wright said he recommended that the family call the Red Cross for a hotel room.
Wright said Feltner was still there around 2 p.m. Friday when firefighters were called back to check a suspicious electrical outlet. After that, the meter was removed and the electrical service was disconnected.
No one was there when the last fire was reported at 11:46 p.m Sunday, he said. The damage was much more extensive that time.
“It’s pretty significant,” Wright said. “It was contained to the room of origin, but it burned out of a window.”
Other parts of the home received extensive heat and smoke damage, Wright said.
A cause for the last fire has not been determined.
Contact Fred Petke at firstname.lastname@example.org.