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Investigators deem Mount Eden fire suspicious

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By Shannon Brock

Firefighters are calling a fire on Beech Creek Road last week “suspicious” and have turned over the investigation to the state fire marshal’s office.

The Mount Eden Fire Department responded to a call in the 1600 block of Beech Creek Road in Mount Eden midday on Thursday.
John Butler, who works in safety with Mount Eden Fire, said the residence, owned by Bobby Bohannon, sustained a moderate amount of fire and smoke damage on the inside, but the fire did not breach the exterior.
“It was a pretty quick fire,” Butler said. “There was no damage to the exterior.”
However, the scene on the inside was enough to throw up a red flag to firefighters.
“Some things on the inside appear to be suspicious,” Butler said. “So we turned it over to the state fire marshal.”
Asked to elaborate on what appeared suspicious, Butler said “things were not presented normal for a normal structure fire.”
“It just didn’t look right,” he said.
The Mount Eden Fire Department called for assistance from the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and one command unit and a tanker arrived on scene from TSCFD.
However, they were soon released and other units called off because the Mount Eden Fire Department had the fire under control.
A message left for the investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal was not returned as of press time.