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10 People Displaced; Several Pets Rescued After House Fire on Broadway Avenue

The Evansville Fire Department is looking into the cause of a Saturday house fire.

Posted: Jul 31, 2021 3:33 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2021 10:04 AM

The Evansville Fire Department is called to a Saturday house fire.

Officials say they were called to the 3000 Block of Broadway Avenue shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Fire officials say the homeowner call 911 after he smelled smoke, burning plastic, and saw flames coming from the kitchen.

EFD says smoke and flames were visible from the West and South windows on the first floor when firefighters arrived.

We're told the fire spread to the second floor and attic area.

Officials say crews were able to quickly knock down the bulk of the fire which originated in the kitchen area.

EFD says the home is occupied by ten people, (2 parents and 8 children) along with 10 dogs, six snakes, five rabbits, and one cat which died.

The owner was home with one of the children at the time and was able to evacuate.

Investigators ruled the fire started in the kitchen and the stove was the cause.

The fire has also been ruled as accidental.

EFD says all 10 occupants are displaced at this time.

The American Red Cross responded to help.

No injuries were reported.

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