KOKOMO – A house fire Wednesday evening caused significant damage to a
residence, with preliminary reports stating the blaze appeared to have
originated near a chimney flue pipe.
No injuries were reported during the fire in the 1400 block of North
McCann Street, which caused an estimated $37,000 in damage. The cause
is under investigation.
The Kokomo Fire Department received a call at 11:55 p.m. According to a
fire report, the house’s occupant was awakened by his dog barking. He
noted there was flame around the area where a wood stove’s flue pipe
met the wall. The house, he noted, was wood-heated.
KFD responded at 11:59 p.m., noting the fire was heaviest to the rear
of the house, and confirmed there were no occupants inside, reports say.
Powerlines around the back were knocked down, and fire personnel stayed
near the line to make sure nobody stepped on it. Units went inside to
attack the fire in the house’s attic area.
According to reports, hot embers were found in a wood stove.
After the structure was secured, the last of the fire personnel left
the scene by 2:07 a.m.
Cody Neuenschwander can
be reached at 765-454-8570 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org