Goshen Fire department asking for publics help in finding cause of fire
Posted: 11/26/2012 at 2:21 pm
By: Sharon Hernandez
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The house at 427 N. Fifth St., Goshen, still stands, but the one at 425 N. Fifth was burned to the ground early Sunday morning. Both houses were vacant, according to fire officials and police. (Truth Photo By Marshall V. King)
Firefighters responded to 425 N. Fifth St. near the S.R. 15 train overpass around 5:09 a.m.
The fire destroyed two houses on that block, with an estimated damage of $40,000. Jim Ramer, assistant fire chief, said the fire department is still investigating the cause, but they could not point to any malfunctions in the houses that could have started the fire.
Anyone with information can call the fire department at 574-875-4315, the Goshen Police Department at 574-875-4315, or the Arson hot Line at 800-382-4628.
According to a press release from the fire department, information leading to the arrest of person responsible for this fire may be eligible for rewards of up to $5,000.