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Evansville Firefighters Respond to Burning Home on Baker Avenue

Evansville Fire Department

The Evansville Fire Department is currently on the scene of a house fire on Baker Avenue.

Posted: Mar 18, 2021 11:34 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2021 2:20 PM

Firefighters with the Evansville Fire Department are currently on the scene of a working house fire in the 1100 block of Baker Avenue.

The call came in to dispatch around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday. The caller told dispatch there was a fire in a bathroom at the home.

As soon as EFD arrived, firefighters said the fire had spread to the roof of the home.

According to EFD, nine occupants were able to make it out of the burning home safely, two of whom were rescued by firefighters from a porch roof in the rear of the home.

EFD says Louisiana Street is closed due to the fire. Pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area.

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It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon throughout the Tri-State, but despite our seemingly endless supply of sunshine today, temperatures remained more than 10° cooler than the norm for this time of the year. Fortunately, today's peak temperature of 65° represents our coolest anticipated afternoon high temperature through the remainder of our extended forecast. While it is indeed encouraging that temperatures will gradually rise through the rest of the work week into the weekend ahead, we'll still have to deal with temperatures back down into the upper 30s and low 40s early Thursday morning.
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