Fire 03 house 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/27/13) – The Owensboro Fire Department has released findings of an investigation into the cause of a house fire that occurred Friday, June 21, at 816 Triplett Street. The investigation, which was completed by the Owensboro Fire Department and insurance investigators, indicates the lightning analysis for the fire returned a negative result. Although there were 301 strikes in Owensboro in the two-hour period prior to this fire, none of those strikes were near or within several blocks of this address.

Officials said the investigation shows that the only heat source in the area of the fire’s origin was a candle, and the interviews conducted and evidence collected is consistent with this cause. It appears the candle’s container failed, causing the flame from the candle to ignite normal combustibles. The age and construction of the home is believed to have lead to the quick spread of the blaze.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Abby Shelton

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

DUNMOR, Ky. (3/2/15) — Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision at 12:46 p.m. Sunday, March 1… Read More

MJCC Takes on the Penguins Plunge

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/2/15) — On Feb. 28, staff and students of the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center participated in the… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 8041

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 7744

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 7542

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 22, 2015 7372

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 25, 2015 6188

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 23, 2015 5368

Fire Departments Respond to Wester's Body Shop

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Shawn Freels

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 09, 2015

Police Pursue Man after Fight at Taco Bell

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 02, 2015 8041

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 02, 2015 2653

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 02, 2015 2134

Officers Respond to Complaint of Drug Use; Arrest…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 02, 2015 1625

Job Fair Tomorrow in Madisonville

in Hopkins News by Kentucky Career Center
March 02, 2015 1495

UPDATE: Escapee Apprehended

in Top News For All Sites by Stu Recke
March 02, 2015 1371

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 2, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 02, 2015 1271

Locals Flock to Yoga for Unique Wellness Technique

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 02, 2015 1161

Dawson Springs Man Charged Multiple Offenses Plus…

in Hopkins News by Melissa Heflin
March 02, 2015 987

Greenville Police Department Reports Released;…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wes Miller
March 02, 2015 959

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke