Fire at Residence Near 13th and 1/2 and Franklin


At around 5 P.M. several fire crews responded to a large house fire at 1220 S. 13 and 1/2 St.

When crews arrived on the scene flames and smoke were engulfing the outside. It took a while to get the fire under control, as it was too strong for them to get inside the house and control from within.

All that’s left is ash and destruction as officials declare the house a complete loss.

A family of four lived at the residence but only one was home at the time of the fire. That occupant managed to get out safely.

However, fire officials believe that two dogs may have been inside and it’s unclear if they got out or not.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

Crews are currently responding to the scene of a fully-engulfed structure fire at a residence near 13th and 1/2 and Franklin in Terre Haute.

The address of the residence is at 1220 S. 13th and 1/2 Street.

The fire started around 4:30 Friday afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate that every person is safe but two dogs did not make it out. The investigation is ongoing at this time and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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