EFD investigating house fire on Glendale Ave.

Published: Dec. 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 25, 2020 at 5:48 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Central Dispatch confirmed a working structure fire was in progress on Thursday evening.

Officials say crews responded to a report of a structure fire on the 1600 block of Glendale Avenue around 5:45 p.m.

According to the Evansville Fire Department, firefighters who arrived on scene minutes later reported fire coming out of the front of the residence into the street.

Officials say the fire originated in a bedroom on the first floor before extending into the second floor. Firefighters say they believe the fire started on a mattress or bed.

EFD crews tell 14 News the fire was extinguished around 7:05 p.m.

The cause of the fire is still considered unknown at this time.

Fire officials also say a neighboring house sustained heat damage during the fire.

According to a police report, the man who lived in the home walked across the street into St. Agnes Church just moments before church members realized the nearby house was on fire. The Evansville Police Department says the man seemed “confused” and was not giving much information.

EPD Sgt. Brown told 14 News the man was taken to headquarters for questioning, but no charges were filed in relation to the fire.

EFD officials say one firefighter suffered a “small burn” on their wrist after losing their footing and falling into smoldering debris.

According to a press release, the owner of the property and one tenant will be displaced. The American Red Cross has been contacted for assistance in this matter.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Dispatch: Crews respond to working structure fire on Glendale Avenue in Evansville.
Dispatch: Crews respond to working structure fire on Glendale Avenue in Evansville.(WFIE)

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