two houses through evening, early morning
Neuenschwander KOKOMO – Two Kokomo homes
were heavily damaged in two separate house fires Monday evening and
early Tuesday morning.
No injuries were reported
in either fire.
According to a Kokomo
Fire Department report, fire personnel were dispatched to a house fire
in the 2500 block of West Sycamore Street at 4:12 a.m.
By the time the fire was
extinguished, an estimated $21,000 in damage was done to the structure
and its contents.
The report says the
house’s occupants were able to make it out after they were alerted by
smoke alarms. The fire appeared to have started in a laundry room,
behind a dryer machine, and spread to a portion of the attic.
A section of the ceiling
in the laundry room was pulled down and the fire was extinguished. The
home was insured, and the occupants confirmed they had a place to stay.
Fire personnel left the
scene at 5:16 a.m.
Just over eight hours
earlier, at 8:35 p.m. Monday, fire crews responded to a house fire in
the 200 block of West State Street. The house’s occupant, the report
states, wasn’t home at the time and it appeared the fire started in a
bedroom. The cause is listed as undetermined.
The fire spread beyond
the bedroom into a hallway and attic space. Reports indicate personnel
were on scene combating the blaze until around 10:17 p.m.
Damages are estimated at
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