Update: Posey Co. home catches fire with kids inside - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Update: Posey Co. home catches fire with kids inside

Reporter: Liza Danver
New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

Update, Fri 8 am: A Posey County fire that leaves a family homeless and smolders late into the night Thursday.

No one was hurt in the fire that started in a dryer. Six fire departments responded to the scene, but had to truck in water to fight the fire because it's in such a rural location.

Firefighters say the heat and dry conditions made fighting this fire even harder because they had to make sure it didn't spread to surrounding fields.

Asst. Chief Bill Denning with the Point Twp. Fire Dept. says, "We started calling a whole bunch of fire departments. I think we got six total. We got a lot of water down here, started putting water on it, dousing the area around to make sure it doesn't spread."  

A babysitter and found children were home when the fire started, but all escaped unharmed. The Posey County Red Cross is providing food and shelter until the family can find new housing.

New Media Producer: Nick Storm

Previously: The home has been on fire for more than five hours, luckily no one was hurt, but everything inside is destroyed, and the family is devastated. 

Red Cross is providing the family with food and shelter, until they are back on their feet.

New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

Previously: Six fire departments are called in after a fire re-ignites at a Posey County home.

Previously: Fire breaks out in a Posey County home with a babysitter and  four kids inside. 

The babysitter was able to get all the kids out of the house safety. Crews say the fire started in the dryer.

Crews say the fire started around 11:45 pm Thursday at a home in Posey Co. west of Mt. Vernon. Firefighters say the dry conditions caused concern at the scene.

At one point crews were worried the fire would spread to a nearby field. The home is a total loss. Crews are still on scene at this time.

Previously: Dispatchers tell 14 News firefighters in Posey County are battling a house fire on Meier Rd.

Crews are calling for more help due to the fact that the fire has spread to a near by field.

We have a crew in route and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

If you have any pictures or video from the fire please send them to us at news@14wfie.com


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