Early morning residential fire under investigation

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire early this morning at a Huntingburg rental home.

A neighbor noticed the fire at 609 E. First Ave. and alerted authorities at 3:57 a.m., according to Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Patberg.

A woman and two children who resided in the home safely exited and there were no injuries, according to Patberg.

The fire burned an exterior wall and also got into the eaves and attic of the house owned by JACS Enterprises of Huntingburg.

The occupants are temporarily staying with family, according to Patberg. He estimated damage at $5,000.

Patberg said the state fire marshal’s office was called in to investigate the fire and its cause.

Four trucks and 22 firefighters responded, with elements remaining on the scene for 2 1/2 hours.

The Huntingburg Police Department, Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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