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October 3, 2013

Fire guts house on U.S. 41 South

No reports of injuries

TERRE HAUTE — No one was hurt in a fire that badly damaged a two-story home on U.S. 41 South near the Vigo/Sullivan county line late Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters battled the blaze for well over an hour as sometimes heavy smoke poured from the structure. Flames were often visible at the peak of the roof as firefighters attempted to douse the fire with hoses.

Firefighters from Linton Township, the Thunderbird Fire Protection District and the Honey Creek Fire Department were on scene. Trucks brought water to the scene, as traffic on U.S. 41 South was sometimes slowed or temporarily blocked for emergency vehicles.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Indiana State Police and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department were also at the scene of the fire.

 

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