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Arsons Strike Bartlettsville Once Again

Last updated on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

(BARTLETTSVILLE, IN) - Pleasant Run Volunteer Firefighters where called once again to the scene of a Bartlettsville arson fire last night.

Steve Nolan, Fire Chief of Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department says that fire crews were called to the scene of a burning mobile home at around 10:30PM Tuesday night.

This fire, presumed to have been caused by arson, is one of many the Pleasant Run fire crews have had to extinguish over the past several months.

"Here we go again" Nolan states; "it's similar to the other fires we have seen (in the area)."

Arsons have so far set fire and destroyed two houses, a garage, and two mobile homes and is being investigated by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, the Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Indiana State Fire Marshall's Office.

RCA_0607.JPGThe scene of Tuesday night's arson fire on Bartlettsville Road.

The previous mobile home, destroyed by fire was set a flame once before, but fire crews were able to put out the fire before the home was destroyed; arson later came back to the mobile home to finish off the building.

Tuesday night's mobile home fire destroyed the building.

Nolan says that officials are still investigating the fires and that no leads have turned up at this point.

A $5,000 reward remains available for anyone with information connected to the arsons resulting in an arrest.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff Department at 275-3316.

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