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Rural Vernon Home Destroyed By Fire

June 19, 2016

Patoka Firemen found the Troy Perkins home on the ground when responding to the fire call on the Marion-Fayette County Line a mile east of U.S. 51 Saturday afternoon.

A rural Vernon home has been destroyed by fire.  

The fire was at the Troy Perkins home at 975 600th Avenue on the Marion-Fayette County Line a mile east of U.S. 51.   Patoka Fire Chief Blake Hyde says the modular home was almost totally on the ground upon their arrival and apparently had been burning for some time before being discovered.  

Hyde says they could see smoke from the north edge of Patoka and one firemen had seen smoke coming from that area from near Kinmundy 20 to 25 minutes before the fire call was received.   

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but Hyde believe it might be electrical in nature.  The State Deputy Fire Marshall will review the scene on Monday.  

The Perkins family was away on vacation.   While the home was a total loss, Hyde says they were able to save one nearby outbuilding and kept the fire from spreading to some other outbuildings.  

Sandoval Firemen provided mutual aide assistance and helped haul water to the scene.  

The fire call came in at 2:24 Saturday afternoon.  Firemen were on the scene until 5:10 Saturday afternoon.   

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