- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

HATFIELD, Ind. (AP) - Investigators say they’ve been unable to determine what caused a house fire in rural southern Indiana that killed a man.

The state fire marshal’s office says investigators don’t suspect foul play in the Oct. 30 fire in the Spencer County community of Hatfield that killed 40-year-old David Leslie.

Officials say investigators couldn’t find an ignition source because of the extent of the fire damage, which included the roof collapsing.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (https://bit.ly/1lIw5fa ) the house didn’t have electricity or natural gas service at the time of the early morning fire, but a generator with two extension cords powering electrical devices in the house was being used. Two other people escaped from the house about 20 miles east of Evansville.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, https://www.courierpress.com

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