No Injuries Reported in Owensboro House Fire on Leitchfield Road

Crews responded to a house fire on Leitchfield Road in Owensboro on Friday to find a heavy amount of black smoke erupting from the home.

Posted: Apr 3, 2021 10:56 AM

The Owensboro Fire Department says all residents of a home on Leitchfield Road were able to escape safely on Friday after the home caught fire.

OFD crews responded to a house in the 1700 block of Leitchfield Road on Friday after a caller said a fire had started in a bedroom inside the home.

The first crews to arrive on the scene found a heavy amount of black smoke erupting from the front side of the home.

As more crews began to arrive, OFD says it became clear that additional units would be required to operate safely. 

Aggressive action from firefighters on the outside kept the flames from spreading to a neighboring home, while fire crews inside worked throughout different rooms of the house as well as the attic to stop the fire in its tracks.

Central Dispatch, the Owensboro Police Department, AMR, OMU, and the Red Cross assisted in stabilizing the incident and helping to guide the family toward assistance.

OFD says the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

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The bitterly cold start to our Wednesday will inevitably lead to a cooler-than-average afternoon across the Tri-State. We're currently expecting an afternoon high of 26° in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon (that’s 17° below average for this time of the year). Temperatures will once again dive back down towards the teens for many of us overnight and into early Thursday. As for right now Thursday morning looks as though will be slightly warmer, but only just - believes model data indicates that we will see a morning low temperature of 14° under partly cloudy skies in Evansville tomorrow morning.
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