Evansville Authorities Investigate After Third Fire at House

Evansville authorities are investigating after being called to a vacant house fire Friday night.

Posted: May 29, 2021 1:13 PM

Evansville authorities are investigating after being called to a vacant house fire Friday night.

Fire officials say they were called to the 1000 Block of North First Avenue around 9 p.m. for a possible house fire. Officials say when they arrived, a couch was on fire in the living room located on the first floor. 

We're told fire extended through the ceiling and involved items laying on the floor above. 

EFD says the fire was quickly knocked down, but extensive overhaul to search for hidden fire was necessary. The fire was extinguished in about ten minutes. 

Officials say no injuries were reported. 

Officials say neighbors have stated there have been a lot of homeless activity at the property and this is the third fire at the address this month. 

Evansville Police were requested to file a general report and the cause is currently under investigation. 

Officials say a general report is a gathering of information available at the time. We're told if more information is presented in the future to consider this fire to be arson, it could be upgraded at the time. 

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The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another abnormally mild day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature near 69° this afternoon. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing low pressure system and accompanying cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.
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