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H.K. Porter fire ruled intentional

The cause of the April 28 fire at 1849 Sabine St. in Huntington has been determined to be a result of an intentional human act.  The building, which was vacant, was the site of the formerly occupied by H.K. Porter.

On the evening of the fire, firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming through the roof and openings of the building.

Fire crews had the fire under control in less than two hours, but and remained on scene until early afternoon the next day extinguishing hot spots.
Huntington Fire Department was assisted by other area fire departments in extinguishing the blaze.

There is an ongoing investigation by the Huntington Fire Department, Huntington Police Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The industrial site was already scheduled for cleanup this month.