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Investigators seeking help from public after Lexington mobile home fire

Investigators seek help from the public after possible arson fire

Lexington Fire Department investigators are asking for help from the public after a fire on Georgetown Road. The fire occurred in the Maple Grove Mobile Home Park early Tuesday morning and is thought to have been intentionally set.
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Lexington Fire Department investigators are asking for help from the public after a fire on Georgetown Road. The fire occurred in the Maple Grove Mobile Home Park early Tuesday morning and is thought to have been intentionally set.

Investigators suspect arson in a Tuesday-morning fire that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home in northern Fayette County.

The fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Mobile Home Park off Georgetown Road near the Scott County line, Battalion Chief Joe Best said.

The structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, Best said.

“According to the neighbors, it had been vacant for a while,” he said. “Investigators are comfortable in saying it was set by an arsonist.”

Fire Investigation Bureau Capt. Carrie Bowling said the fire started in the center of the home. Since no one was living in the trailer and it did not have electricity, investigators do not believe the fire could have started accidentally, she said.

Investigators are looking for information from anyone who was in the neighborhood that might have seen people near or in the trailer in the hours before the fire.

Tips can be made anonymously by calling 231-5672 or emailing arsontips@lexingtonky.gov and a reward may be issued for any information that leads to an arrest, Bowling said.

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