Trumbull deputy sheriff's house burns

Saturday, June 29, 2013

NEWTON FALLS

Ten fire departments were dispatched to a house fire on West River Road at 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department.

The house belongs to one of its deputies and it remained unclear late Saturday whether the house was a total loss.

Fire departments from Warren, Bristol, Greene, Mesopotamia, Newton Falls and several others fought the blaze for nearly five hours Saturday, leaving the scene at about 10 p.m.

Though there is some speculation that lightning caused the fire, an investigation is underway to determine the cause, said Derek Luke, deputy superintendent of the Trumbull County 911 Center.