Fire destroys vacant mobile home

Firefighters work the scene of a house fire at  11891 West Woodbine in Carroll County.
Firefighters work the scene of a house fire at 11891 West Woodbine in Carroll County.

CARROLL CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Carroll County mobile home is a total loss after catching fire Sunday afternoon.

Monticello Fire department responded to the fire at 11891 W. Woodbine Drive after 3 p.m.  Idaville and Reynolds Fire departments provided mutual aid.

Monticello assistant fire chief Robert  Hickman said the building has been unoccupied for more than a decade.

He says there were no utilities in the building leading him to believe the fire was started either accidentally or purposefully by someone.

“Obviously this fire took the act of a human being to start. Whether it was accidental or intentional, someone had to start this fire,” said Hickman.

The Carroll County sheriff’s office is investigating the cause of blaze.

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