Fire Destroys Home In Terre Haute

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A fire in Terre Haute claimed a home and caused one man, who escape out of a broken window, to be sent to the hospital.
The call came in around 10 o’clock Tuesday morning and when crews arrived the fire was well under way near the intersection of Lafayette and Sycamore Avenue.
The structure was a two car garage converted into a home. A female resident who was outside during the time of the fire says she heard a crackling sound from inside the wall that sounded like a knocking before the fire started.
Firefighters are not certain of what started the blaze, yet.
The female resident said it could have been a space heater or possibly a candle.
However, fire crews say there were other fire hazards present.
“We do know that the, it had an illegal electrical connection through the power line. Duke informs us that they have had troubles with this residence on several occasions and they did go through and find where it had been hooked up agai,” says Otter Creek Fire Chief Brad Stott.
Otter Creek Fire Department worked the fire with help of Terre Haute and Fairview Park Fire Departments.
 

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