Crews battle heavy smoke, house fire in Frankfort

Crews battle a house fire in Frankfort Wednesday night. (WLFI Photo)
Crews battle a house fire in Frankfort Wednesday night. (WLFI Photo)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – Firefighters were investigating after smoke from a house fire filled a Frankfort neighborhood Wednesday night.

The fire started at 1257 Milroy St. around 9:30 p.m. It’s a one-story home with a single resident, who was not there during the time of the fire.

When crews arrived on scene, heavy smoke filled that neighborhood. Frankfort Assistant Fire Chief Ed Cripe said the occupants in a Clinton County EMS passing by actually called it in.

“An EMS unit was coming back from Lafayette, doing a transport and they saw smoke in the area and they called that in as smoke in the area,” said Cripe.

Once firefighters opened the front door, flames were visible. But crews worked quickly to extinguish those flames.

Investigators believe the fire started in the front bedroom, but they were still trying to figure out what may have caused it. They suspect the home is an 80 percent loss. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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