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House Fire

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fire departments responded to a house fire Tuesday evening at 1961 W. County Road 500 N., Brazil. According to Fire Chief Larry Tempel, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, the owner had started a fire in the fireplace and then went outside to cover some plants. Five minutes later, the owner noticed more smoke than normal. The area around the chimney had caught fire and quickly spread to the attic.

Firefighters worked on the home from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

No one was injured, as no one was inside the home at the time of the fire.

According to Tempel, the main structure is a total loss. However, an addition to the back of the house didn't have much damage and the garage didn't have damage.

Responders included Posey Volunteer Fire Department, Corey Volunteer Fire Department, Center Point Volunteer Fire Department and Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department.

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Are we helping this family? Did they lose everything? Where can we donate?

-- Posted by pfrench on Wed, Apr 11, 2012, at 7:18 AM

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