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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Firefighters respond to a large structure fire Saturday night on Doc Hamilton Blvd in Mitchell

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

MITCHELL - DECEMBER 2, 2023 - Firefighters from City of Mitchell Marion Township and Orange County Rural District 2 responded to a large structure fire at 201 Doc Hamiton Blvd Saturday night.


Video: Mitchell and Marion Township battle a large structure fire Saturday night


The building was owned by Taylor Group Properties LLC from information obtained by the Lawrence County Zephyr.



According to information reported there were explosions heard from the building around 9:24 pm then the building was fully involved in fire.


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The building was located across the street from the Mitchell fire station south of Doc Hamilton Blvd on a gravel lane.


Witnesses stated that several vehicles were in the building.


At least two loud explosions could be heard when the Lawrence County Zephyr arrived at the fire.



Firefighters stretched a five-inch supply line from a fire hydrant at the water tower in the Industrial Park to the building on fire. The supply stretched for several hundred feet to several fire engines at the scene.


Photo: Firefighters use a fire hydrant at the water tower to supply fire engines with water


It took firefighters about one hour and half to bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported at this time.



Mitchell Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff's Department closed off Doc Hamiliton Blvd at Rabbitsville Road and in the area of the fire station while firefighters worked to get the fire under control.



IU Lifeline Ambulance assisted firefighters at the scene. Duke Energy arrived to disconnect the power. At this time the cause of the fire is not known.



This is the second structure fire in Mitchell since Thursday when a fire destroyed a mobile home at 511 South 5th Street in Mitchell.


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