Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Officials say arson is to blame for the loss of a mobile home around 8:30pm Monday night on Segal Road, right next door to another mobile home that burned a couple weeks ago. Both properties are owned by Tana Hunt, who lives in Bowling Green, according to Bear Creek Fire Chief J.T. Carroll.
Officials said that the property was used as a rental by the owner but no one was living there at the time.
Property caretaker John Meredith said there had been no electric or water service for a long period.
Chief Carroll said that according to the neighbors, the structure went up in flames in a sudden burst, but no one was immediately seen around the area.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office was also on scene and is investigating the incident as arson.
"With what we see here, we are treating this as an arson case," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "With no electric, no one living here, and the sudden burst of flames, those are enough to see that something isn't right. In addition, we don't think the property next door that recently burned is a coincidence."
Doyle also said that two appliances had been moved out of the trailer and were sitting in the front yard, something he said was suspicious.
In addition to Bear Creek, the Kyrock, Brownsville, and Lincoln Fire Departments also responded to the scene. The structure was a total loss and was on the ground in a matter of minutes.
The investigation is being led by Detective Wally Ritter of the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
If you have any information about this incident, the Sheriff's Office encourages you to contact them directly at 270-597-2157. Sheriff Doyle said those providing info can remain anonymous.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
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