One dead in Cloverdale fire
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.
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.