Officials unsure of what caused abandoned house fire in Seelyville

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SEELYVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Seelyville Fire Department responded to a fire just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday, arriving to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire as firefighters said they found the house abandoned. SFD Deputy Chief John Hendrix said they believe the fire started in a back bedroom before spreading to the rest of the house.

“Damage inside is pretty significant. A lot of smoke damage,” Deputy Chief Hendrix said. “A lot of heat damage but other than that, luckily the integrity of the structure held very well so we didn’t have any problem with our guys being inside.”

After arriving on scene, firefighters were able to put the fire out in 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

Riley, Sugar Creek, Honey Creek, Lost Creek as well as a few Terre Haute city firefighters provided mutual aid on the call.

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