Early Morning Fire at Vacant Evansville Home

An early morning fire is under investigation after Evansville firefighters were called to a vacant home on First Avenue.

Posted: May 1, 2021 7:54 PM

Multiple calls came in around 4:30am on Saturday (5/1) about a possible house fire on 1009 North 1st Avenue.

One 911 caller noticed smoke in the area. The second caller was an off duty firefighter that noticed it was a working fire.

Crews arrived around 4:33am and were able to extinguish the fire shortly before 5am. The structure of the home received damage to the upstairs as well as some water damage in parts of the downstairs.

Neighbors reported that the vacant home did have some homeless activity reported recently but no injuries have been reported.

EFD is still investigating the cause of the fire.

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