Crews battle overnight house fire in Evansville

A vacant house in Evansville is damaged by an early morning fire.

It broke out around 2:30 Friday morning in the 1100 block of Bedford Avenue.

Officials say the fire started on the back porch and spread to first and second floors.

The back porch is a total loss and there's a lot of damage to the house.

The roof also collapsed.

Firefighters say they had to fight the blaze from outside because it was too dangerous to go inside.

Authorities believe a homeless person may have been staying there.

A detached garage was also damaged. It took about an hour and a half to get the fire under control.

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