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Trailer fire under investigation

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By SHAINA STOCKTON
Staff

Carroll County authorities are investigating a trailer fire that occurred on Pecan Drive, off of Malibu Drive, early Tuesday morning.
The fire appeared to have originated on the front porch of an abandoned trailer, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.

By the time Galax firefighters arrived on the scene, the trailer was halfway consumed by the blaze, according to Fire Chief David Hankley.
“The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating because the fire seemed suspicious,” said Galax firefighter Chris Hennis.
Suspicion was aroused by the fact that no one was living in the residence, and it wasn’t receiving electricity. The department also received another call about an outbuilding fire in the same location just a few weeks earlier. The fires were even called in around the same time of day, Spangler said.