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Firefighters battle blaze in Center Point

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CENTER POINT -- Firefighters needed approximately nine hours to put out a house fire that began late Monday evening.

At approximately 10 p.m., emergency responders were notified of the house fire in Center Point. Firefighters finished battling the blaze close to 7:30 a.m., Tuesday.

Center Point Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Dustin True said the fire, located at 608 E. Main St., Center Point, started in the back of the home.

"We know that much," True said. "It was a pretty good sized house."

He added no one was in the home at the time of the fire. In addition, True said no firefighters were injured while battling the blaze.

"Everybody's OK," he said.

Eventually, the fire engulfed the entire home.

"It's been a long night," True said.

He said due to the heat, the home eventually caved in, causing several hot spots.

True said no cause had been determined as of Tuesday morning, but a representative from the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office was expected to be on site later in the day.

Other agencies responding to the blaze included the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, Poland Volunteer Fire Department, Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department, Perry Township/Cory Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

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My heart goes out to the family - they lost everything they had... even the family pets

-- Posted by pricen92 on Wed, Dec 7, 2011, at 9:08 AM

I was given to understand that the people were just getting ready to move in, and that no one was presently living there. Is that incorrect? I didn't know that a pet had died in the fire.

-- Posted by petfriend on Wed, Dec 7, 2011, at 6:20 PM

What about the Poor people in Brazil who lost every thing in a fire the same night as the Center Point Fire News in Brazil must not matter to the "BRAZIL" times.

-- Posted by agar on Thu, Dec 8, 2011, at 6:58 AM

I guess the fire on Grant street in Brazil wasnt news worthy.

-- Posted by ignoranceisbliss72 on Thu, Dec 8, 2011, at 2:06 PM

2 pets died in the fire, yes they lived there, they just weren't home at the time. The fire hydrants aren't working in Centerpoint so the tankers had to go to other locations to get water. That didn't get reported did it?????? Sure didn't!!!!

I'm sorry to hear about the Brazil fire. I hope nobody was injured.

Not surprized the paper didn't report it are you?

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Dec 9, 2011, at 11:13 AM

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