One dead in Cloverdale fire

Friday, May 24, 2013
FIre damaged house on county road 1200 South.

CLOVERDALE -- A fire that engulfed a house on County Road 1200 South outside of Cloverdale has left one young man dead.

The blaze started Thursday at around 9:20 a.m. at 3992 E. CR 1200 South. The sheriff's department and fire departments were dispatched to the house at 9:36 a.m. Witnesses who first saw the fire told police that they had knocked on the door to see if anyone was in the home, but they received no answer.

However, the man in the house has been identified as 19-year-old Dustin Lee Stout.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Col. Tom Helmer stated that the fire was first detected on the east side of the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department officials hope to have additional information on Friday.

Greencastle Fire Department personnel were also on the scene to combat the blaze.

Fire damaged house on County Road 1200 South.

Putnam County Coroner David Brown was also on the scene to confirm the death. Stout's cause of death is unknown.

More information on the fire will be printed in an upcoming edition of the Banner Graphic.

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  • The deceased is not David Stout - it is Dustin Stout

    -- Posted by Nit on Thu, May 23, 2013, at 6:11 PM
  • I think the neighbors should of kicked the door in and maybe Dustin Stout would be alive today.

    -- Posted by standifer_elizabeth on Fri, May 24, 2013, at 8:41 AM
  • Condolences to the Stout family and their friends on their tragic loss.

    -- Posted by Clovertucky on Fri, May 24, 2013, at 3:35 PM
  • Every personell involved from all of the departments went above and beyond their call of duty. Such mannerisms for such a tragic event that touched so many lives. The fire, police, sheriff and operation life cannot be thanked enough.

    -- Posted by Nit on Fri, May 24, 2013, at 5:18 PM
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