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December 18, 2013

State fire marshal eyeing Bristol blaze

BRISTOL — An investigation into the death of two people in a trailer fire Monday is now in the hands of the state fire marshal.

A mother and son died in a fire at 526 N. Arbutus, Bristol, at 7:02 a.m. Monday.

A death investigation was conducted by Elkhart County police into the deaths of Crissinda Kabay, 66, and Chad Russell, 42, who were found deceased near the entrance of the home, according to a press release.

Raymond Conway of Elkhart stopped his car at the yellow police tape, within sight of the partially-blackened mobile home. He said he had heard the news from a family member.

“This is a very, very depressing day. They were good people and this shouldn’t have happened to them,” Conway said, with tears in his eyes.

He pointed to a brown mobile home next door at 522 N. Arbutus and said he lived there recently for several months, and got to know the Kabay family.

“They were good people. They were like family to us and after Bill (Kabay’s husband) was moved to a nursing home, Chad moved in with her,” Conway said. “She had an oxygen tank and smoked. She had health issues and was very sick. They were very good people and always willing to lend a hand. They would cook us dinner and we’d cook them dinner.”

According to the release, Bristol firefighters responded to the call at 7:02 a.m. and police were notified of people possibly trapped inside at that time.

Firefighters said an initial survey of the scene does not indicate suspicious activity. However, the investigation is early at this time, police said in the release.

A spokesperson for the Bristol Fire Department said Tuesday that despite other media outlet reports no cause of the fire had been determined and that reports of a previous fire at the residence couldn’t be substantiated.

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