Lawrenceburg Man Wants Answers After Two Fires At His Business

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Updated: 11/01/2012 9:58 pm
A Lawrenceburg man wants answers after a second fire at his business.

And police say that the fire at Red's Welding and Scrap Removal on Bardstown Road was no accident.

Oscar 'Red' Shingleton looked at the still-smoking remains Thursday and said he has no idea who set it on fire.

He says, "That's what makes this hard when you lose your whole life's work. Tools and everything from all those years... Which I can't figure a reason it would happen. But it did. And there's nothing I can do about it."

Police say Shingleton's business was set on fire twice.

The first time, the fire fizzled on its own.

But the second time Sunday it took hold and burned down the two-story barn.

The building sits right next to Shingleton's house.

Shingleton says he doesn't have enough insurance to rebuild the barn but isn't about to retire the business.

"Try to do something to get it back. Or close to where it was. And I will. I won't let anybody get me down. By no means is anybody going to get me down," says Shingleton.

Arson investigators are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information about the fire.

And Shingleton's insurance also posted a sign this week promising up to a $5,000  reward for information.
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