House destroyed

Cause of a fire which destroyed a vacant house in the 3600 block of South Cuba at 6:11 a.m. Friday was undetermined and under investigation, said Owensville Fire Chief Scott Stranghoener. “As far as we know it was unoccupied” and the estate’s manager, Jason Haney said no one had permission to be there, said Stranghoener. It was owned by the late Mike Haney. No utilities were connected to the house. The yard was heavily overgrown with vegetation which hampered fire-fighting efforts.