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Three Fire Departments Battle Blaze On Bennett Road

Last updated on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

(JUDAH) - Three volunteer fire department battled a blaze at a vacant home at 202 Bennett Road early this morning.

Firefighters are still on the scene.

Firefighters from Marshall, Oolitic and Perry VFDs responded at 12:50 a.m. The home was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

TOPES and a Lawrence County Detective was also called to the scene.

"No one lives in the home," says Marshall VFD Chief Chad Hayes. "And it is not uncommon for that time of night and with no one living in the home, that the home would be fully involved before someone noticed it burning."

According to the Lawrence County Police log a female called police after noticing the blaze.

The home is owned by Debby Clevenger.

The cause of the fire is still under investigating.

"The fire marshal is on his way and will be here today," Hayes says. "The fire was not an accident, but we can't rule that it was arson. There was no utilities on at the home. But we are not sure if there was a squatter in the home and started a fire to keep warm or if the fire was set intentionally."

The home was destroyed.

If anyone has any information about the fire they can call the Lawrence County Police Department

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