UPDATE Suspicious trailer fire in Leslie County

An arson investigation was opened for a suspicious fire that started Sunday afternoon at about three o'clock.

It happened off Highway 80 in Leslie County.

The fire was spotted by someone passing by .

Thankfully no one was hurt, but one family in the Thousandsticks community of Leslie County is now homeless.

"I don't know what happened," said Mary Sizemore Hays, the home owner.

Hays' family was in the middle of moving into the newly purchased trailer.

The community's volunteer fire department responded immediately only to find that the trailer was already fully engulfed in flames.

"The owner asked us to allow it to burn which we have. We're just watching to make sure there's no other explosions close by. And we've kept it off the power lines," said John Newell, the fire chief.

With only furniture, clothing, and household items in the home, suspicions are about as high as the flames coming from the trailer.

"There was no electric on the trailer, so we have requested an arson investigator, so he will come and check it out," said Chief Newell.

For now, volunteers can only keep a close eye on the fire containing it to the area.

"I don't have a home for my grandchildren, I don't have a home for my children, and now we're in the middle of relocating and I don't know how we're going to relocate," said Hays.

Now, the family is forced to start over again.

Officials say they hope to determine what caused the fire in the next couple of days.


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