Early AM fire displaces eight Lafayette residents

Two families were displaced after a fire broke out on Scott Street.
Two families were displaced after a fire broke out on Scott Street.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – An early morning fire displaced two Lafayette families Friday morning.

Firefighters said it happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Scott Street, across the street from Columbian Park.

When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were showing from the first floor porch in an area of the wall in between the two units.

It took about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.

“It’s a balloon construction house meaning there’s nothing to stop it once it gets into the walls. It just goes from top to bottom. Fastest way to stop it is to get a hole cut in the roof and we were lucky enough to get it done,” said LFD Lt. Jim Morrow.

There were no injuries.

All eight residents made it out by themselves before crews arrived on scene.

The Red Cross was on scene as of early Friday morning.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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