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.