Early Morning Fire Damages Evansville Home

A home on West Oregon Street in Evansville was substantially damaged in a Wednesday morning fire.

Posted: Jan 6, 2021 7:56 AM
Updated: Jan 6, 2021 9:26 AM

A home in Evansville was severely damaged in an early morning fire on Wednesday.

The fire happened in the 200 block of West Oregon Street.

Fire crews with the Evansville Fire Department and were on scene just before 2:00 this morning in addition to officers with the Evansville Police Department.

EFD tells us the fire caused a substantial amount of damage to the front side of the home and in the attic.

Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby homes.

No one was injured and a cause is still under investigation.

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