Early morning fire sends one person to hospital

Early morning fire sends one person to hospital

NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - An early morning fire sends one person to the hospital on Sunday.

The Newburgh Fire Department and Warrick County EMS responded to a fire in the 7500 block of Lincoln Avenue just after 6:30 a.m.

Dispatch confirms the fire was considered under control at 7 a.m.

Fire officials say when they arrived to the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames. They say the house is a total loss.

As firefighters worked to gain control of the fire, some neighbors like Richard Kothe say they we’re sleeping.

”Well, when we woke up, we couldn’t believe it,” Kothe said. “It sounded like we had continuous thunder. It turns out what it was - was the firemen with the water spraying on the fire trying to put it out.”

Fire officials say there was a mother and son inside this home sleeping when the fire started.

“The fireman when he came, I told him we had it on a timeline and also on video,” Kothe said. “And he asked if he could see it and it showed that the fire started, and then it looks like it went out and then it restarted again, and he said that it was very unusual for something like that to happen.”

14 News was told the woman who was sent to the hospital has since been released.

Officials say the fire is believed to be accidental, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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