Fog an apparent factor in Preble County crash that sparked mobile home fire

Preble County crash, mobile home fire

PREBLE COUNTY — UPDATE @ 9:40 a.m.:

Fog is an apparent factor in a crash on U.S. 35 in Preble County that sparked a mobile home fire Thursday morning, according to investigators.

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The driver of a car did not see a bend in the road on U.S. 35 near Toby Road due to limited visibility caused by fog, investigators said. The car crashed into a utility pole and mobile home, which caught the home on fire.

The mobile home was destroyed in the blaze.

No injuries were reported in the crash and fire, according to firefighters.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT

Multiple fire units have been requested to a reported house fire west of Eaton, reportedly caused by a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole and the structure, according to initial reports.

The crash and fire was reported just before 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 35 and Toby Road.

Callers into our newsroom reported the structure was fully engulfed in flames after the crash.

Medics were requested to the scene, however the conditions of those involved in the incident were not immediately known.

Both directions of U.S. 35 are shut down in the area due to the investigation, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this story as we learn more.