Firefighters Fight Trash Fire Behind Huck's Gas Station

Arson is expected for the fire that took place Tuesday afternoon behind the location on Old Business 41.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021 7:47 AM
Updated: Apr 8, 2021 11:42 AM

Firefighters fought a large trash fire behind a gas station Tuesday afternoon.

Evansville Fire Department arrived behind the Huck's gas station on Old Business 41 around 6:30 PM.

Crews saw two employees trying to put out a fire in a large trash bin with fire extinguishers.  Firefighters joined in the fight and extinguished the fire quickly.  The steel siding of the out building suffered heavy damage but, the structure didn't have any damage.

According to Evansville Police, an arson reported was taken from the scene.  Police are looking for a suspect in a black and shite flannel shirt that was open to reveal a blue monkey hanging from his neck.  The suspect also wore a black facemask, yellow sunglasses, and a gray hat labeled "UCLA,"  The suspect appeared on store video to have shoplifted about $7 dollars worth of cigarette lighters.

Anyone with information on the fire should contact the Evansville Police Department.

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