Fire destroys SW Ind. senior center

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

BICKNELL, Ind. (AP) — Fire has destroyed a building that housed a senior citizens center in a rural southwestern Indiana town.

The broke out late Sunday in the Knox County town of Bicknell. WTHI-TV report flames shot high from the roof of the older, two-story brick building in the community’s downtown area.

Crews from several fire departments spent hours putting out the fire. Flames destroyed the roof, although the building’s walls remained standing Monday morning in the town about 50 miles north of Evansville.

Officials say no one was inside the building at the time and that no one was hurt. The fire also damaged a nearby insurance office.

The fire’s cause wasn’t immediately determined. 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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