The trailer home was a total loss from the fire, according to Madison Twp. Fire Chief Kent Hall. He said estimated damages at $15,000 to the trailer and $2,000 to the contents.
Hall confirmed firefighters had put out a blaze at the same trailer on Aug. 12. During that fire, three Catalina Trailer Park employees pulled a person from inside the rear door and remove him from the trailer in the Aug. 12. That person was identified as James Johnson, the original owner of the trailer, according to Hall. In that fire, Hall said one of the trailer’s rooms had been burned, and the trailer sustained smoke damage.
Johnson was the person who told deputies how Sunday’s fire started, according to the sheriff’s report. He was also the one who told deputies that Strain was asleep in the front bedroom.
The Catalina park employees were recently recognized with Lifesaving Awards from the fire department.
Stephanie Johnson, one of the award recipients and trailer park manager, declined to make any public comment about the fire on the fire or the victim.
The case remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and the Butler County Arson Task Force. A suspect was questioned by investigators on Sunday.