EFD investigating vacant house fire

Updated: May. 1, 2021 at 7:32 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Fire Department is investigating a vacant house fire that happened early Saturday morning.

Crews responded to the 1000 block of N. 1st Ave. for a possible house fire just before 4:30 a.m.

EFD says a passerby noticed smoke in the area, and the second call came from an off-duty firefighter calling this a working fire.

According to EFD, this is a vacant house with some homeless activity reported as recently as Friday night by a neighbor. They say the fire was considered extinguished just after 4:50 a.m.

We’re told there’s fire damage to the upstairs as well as water damage throughout most of the downstairs.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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