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Second fire in 3 months at same Bell county location leads to arson suspicion after Christmas blaze

From the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department -

On Sunday morning December 25, 2022 at 4:37am, with a temperature of 7 degrees outside, the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department was called to a commercial structure fire on US 25E on Log Mountain.


This same location also experienced a fire on Sunday October 16, 2022, and was a total loss.

At that time Bell volunteer firefighters did save a commercial dump truck from being destroyed.

This Christmas morning's fire also resulted in a total loss. The owners had been rebuilding from the previous fire and the frame structure was up and standing. Included in this loss was a backhoe and a bulldozer being used on the new construction project.


The fire was reported to the Kentucky State Farm Marshals Office and the Kentucky State Police were also notified.


Anyone with any information regarding this fire, or anyone who observed any automobiles or activity at this location are urged to call the Kentucky Arson Task Force at: 1-800-27-Arson #BCVFDKY


Arjay, Calloway, Colmar, East Pineville, Fourmile and Right Fork Company’s responded with Pumpers and or Volunteer Firefighters.

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