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Residents not at home during fire due to burst water pipe

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Aftermath of the fire. Aftermath of the fire.
Warrick Co. School bus on scene to help warm firefighters. Warrick Co. School bus on scene to help warm firefighters.

Evansville and McCutchanville fire crews helped firefighters battle a blaze in Warrick County.

It started around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 9900 block of Crestview Place. That's in the area of S.R. 662 and Grimm Road. Grimm Road between SR 662 and Lincoln was shut down while firefighters worked.

Our crew at the scene told us flames were shooting out of the back of the house when they arrived. There was also a ladder truck spraying water on top of the home and neighbors were outside watching.

Newburgh's fire chief says crews had some issues because other units were tied up at Deaconess Gateway on another call, and the first fire hydrant they tried to use was frozen.

Fire officials say while they were battling the blaze a section of the house collapsed and hit a firefighter, but luckily he wasn't hurt.

A Warrick County school bus was also brought to the scene to help warm firefighters.

State fire investigators said the cause of the blaze is undetermined due to extensive damage. They said they do know id originated in the kitchen.

Fire officials say all seven people who live in the home have been accounted for. They tell us the residents were living at an extended stay hotel because of a water pipe that had burst in the house.

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