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Harper Country Ham fire's cause remains undetermined

By JOHN PFEIFER jpfeifer@paducahsun.com

The state fire marshal's office has completed its portion of the investigation into the Feb. 8 fire at Harper Country Ham in Clinton and still lists the cause as "undetermined," according to Elizabeth Goss Kuhn, executive director for the Office of Communications at the state Public Protection Cabinet.

Although the fire marshal's work is finished, Kuhn said the office continues to assist other parties still conducting investigations.

She said "undetermined" is an official fire classification of the National Fire Protection Association and is used when the cause of a fire cannot be proven with an acceptable level of certainty and could be the agency's final ruling.

A fundraising effort coordinated through the Hickman County Attorney's office and administered by the Mission House in Clinton raised more than $46,000 for the families of employees who lost their jobs due to the fire. Harper Country Hams employed about 60.

Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts said "community response was overwhelming" and that although food and money collected had all been distributed to employee families, an emergency fund would remain in place should other tragedies occur in Hickman County.

Mission House Director Tina McAuliffe said the first checks were given in March and a second round in the first week of May. She said the Mission House also collected food, and anytime an employee called they received a box of food.

"There were a lot of 'thank yous' and tears shed when people received the money and food," McAuliffe said.

The Mission House is a non-profit agency in Clinton operated through the Hickman County Ministerial Alliance.

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Alexis Smith posted on: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:58 PM

Title: Fire near family

My Mamas memaw lives near there

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