On April 29, 2016 at approximately 1146 hours deputies were dispatched to a vacant house that was on fire in the 700 block of Hempstead 27 South.
Upon arrival at 565 Hempstead 27 South Bingen Fire Department was on scene putting the fire out. The residence was a total loss. . Deputies walked around the residence to see if they could locate any evidence of someone setting the fire. And were unsuccessful in locating anything, there were several trees that were close to the residence. On this day there were several thunderstorms with lighting.
The owner stated that there was no electricity to the residence said that he believes lighting may have started the fire.