House fire in Mt. Sterling

Crews standing outside Mt. Sterling home.

<strong>MT. STERLING –</strong> Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that burned Thursday morning near 8100 South 3600 West in Mt. Sterling. Craig Humphreys, Logan City Fire Marshal, said a state investigator will try and determine what caused the fire in the three-story home.

“There’s quite a bit of damage done into the interior of the home,” said Humphreys. “We’ve called in a state investigator to come in and look through it. Not that we have any indication of any incendiary or accidental cause. It’s just too early to say yet.”

The home’s occupants were using a fireplace to help heat the home. One of the home’s occupants said she woke up to the smell of smoke and heard bubbling-like noises coming from one of the walls in the master bedroom.

Fire crews were called to the home at 8:20 a.m.

Humphreys said there were no fire hydrants to help fire fighters because of the home’s remote location. Additional tender units and tanker trucks were called in to help.

There were no injuries. Damage is estimated to be in excess of $100,000.

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