Carolyn Fleegle

Fire on Pine Road in Thornville Ruled Undetermined

by Carolyn Fleegle on May 26, 2010 at 1:09 am

The cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Thornville a week ago will be ruled "undetermined" by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Spokesman Shane Cartmill says due to the extensive damage to the home at 13557 Pine Road, investigators were unable to determine an origin and cause of the fire.

The Millersport Fire Department responded to the fire on Sunday May 16th around 5:00 a.m.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Meanwhile,Cartmill says the State Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate Sunday’s fatal fire at a home on Elizabeth Street in New Lexington.

40-year-old Steven Kern, 36-year-old Kathryn Wright and 13-year-old Eric Wright died in that fire.

Cartimill says investigators determined there were no smoke detectors in the home.