While Corbin firefighters have no solid evidence of arson, they are asking Corbin Police to look into the fire that destroyed an empty home on 23rd Street early Monday morning.
"It was rolling," Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald said of the fire at 399 23rd Street when the first units arrived on scene just after 3 a.m.
Woodbine firefighters were initially paged to the scene. McDonald said the home is in the Corbin City limits and Corbin Fire Department was paged out as well.
Because of the size of the fire, which had fully engulfed the home, McDonald said firefighters made no attempt to get inside to battle it.
"It was already on the ground," McDonald said.
Corbin firefighters set up the ladder truck and used it to attack the fire from above. Firefighters were on scene until just before 5 a.m.
The home was valued at $100,000.
While there was electric power at the home, McDonald said there was no one living there and no furnishings of any kind inside.
"Something made it burn," McDonald said.
If there was an accelerant used, any evidence was probably burned up or washed away," he said.
In addition, as of Tuesday morning, no one has contacted the fire department and firefighters are still trying to determine who owns the property.
"Nobody has called, come by or anything," McDonald said. "We haven’t been contacted by the insurance company either."
Corbin Police are continuing to investigate two other suspicious fires in the area. The first occurred on March 27 on Hatfield Street and the second occurred on Poplar Ave. on June 6.
Corbin Police Detective Sgt. Rusty Hedrick is leading the investigation.