A Newbern area mobile home was a total loss after a Sunday afternoon fire in eastern Bartholomew County.
Hartsville Volunteer Fire Department first responded to the blaze at about 5:14 p.m. Sunday in an older, single-wide trailer in the 16000 block of East County Road 265N. They were assisted at the scene by firefighters from Hope, Clay Township, Columbus Township and Elizabethtown according to Hope 1st Assistant Chief Adam Mathis.
The homeowner escaped without injuries and told firefighters that the fire started as a grease fire, Mathis said. Heat from the blaze damaged a neighboring trailer.