Crews battle house fire for 6 hours

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A house seven miles west of Kendaville is a total loss after a house fire in the 7100 block of Main Street. 

Orange Township Fire Department Captain Cody Thompson said the fire started around 4:10 p.m. Monday. Crews arrived to find heavy fire in the back porch of the house. 

Thompson told WANE 15 a woman who owned the house was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Another owner arrived while firefighters were working to save the home. 

A total of five departments were called to Brimfield to fight the fire. It took them more than 6 hours to get the flames under control because of the cold. 

“It was a very busy and tiring day. It was so cold outside. Our equipment was freezing in our trucks” said Thompson, “We’re all just so tired. I’m definitely glad no one was seriously hurt in the fire and that no firefighters were harmed either.”

The house was declared a total loss.

Fire officals think a wood burner in the house might be to blame for the fire, but the cause is under investigation. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be the primary investigating agency. 

Agencies assisting at the scene included Orange Township Fire Department, Kendallville Fire Department, Albion Fire Department, Johnson Township Fire Department, Ligonier Fire Department, Noble County Sheriff’s Department, Albion Police Department, Rome City Police Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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