Fire destroys residence east of Jasper

Photos by Traci Westcott/The Herald
Members of Celestine, St. Anthony, and Schnellville volunteer fire departments put out a house fire in Jasper on Wednesday. 

By BILL POWELL
bpowell@dcherald.com

JASPER — Three fire departments responded to a fire early this afternoon that destroyed a residence east of Jasper.

The Celestine Volunteer Fire Department was called to the active fire in the 800 block of County Road 330E at 12:11 p.m. The department then requested mutual assistance from the Schnellville and St. Anthony fire departments.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office provided traffic control as water was shuttled to the scene.

Firefighters remained on the scene this afternoon.

The Herald will post updates as details become available.

Brandi Leinenbach is comforted across the street from her house as firefighters continue working to extinguish flames after a fire broke out in her home in Jasper on Wednesday. Leinenbach jumped out of a window to escape the fire. 



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