House Fire on East Rio Grande


A house fire along east Rio Grande street in Terre Haute left a home destroyed.

The fire started after 9 Saturday night. Neighbors say it started in the garage.

They described what they heard as an explosion. The home was fully engulfed for over an hour. Neighbors tell us the owner of the home was able to get out.

“He said he was watching tv and he heard a pop and his power went out and by the time he got to his front door to look outside, because he said he saw light coming, he looked out and the whole garage was engulfed and he had time to get out and pull his truck away from the house,” neighbor Donnie Pruett said.

We returned to the home today to survey the damage. Caution tape surrounds the perimeter. The home owner was not on the property.

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