Warren County home a total loss after fire

Firefighters rescue one dog from home, but couldn't save the other.
Firefighters rescue one dog from home, but couldn't save the other.

WARREN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — One Warren County home is a complete loss after a fire starts in the utility room.

Cole Creek Fire and Rescue was called to the 9500 block of County Road 700 North just after 9:30 a.m.

When crews arrived, black smoke was coming from the home. The family, who owns the house, was outside but they still had two dogs inside.

Crews were able to rescue one of the dogs, but couldn’t save the other. Firefighters put out the flames after 45 minutes.

Cole Creek Fire Chief Judd Meharry said the metal roof on the home made it difficult to put out the fire.

“Metal roofs are beautiful, but they hold the heat in. You can’t in the fire. We had to open up the gable holes and finally got in where we got the foam lines on it and got it knocked down,” said Meharry.

Six other fire departments assisted Cole Creek.

One firefighter was taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health in Crawfordsville for shortness of breath. No other injuries were reported.

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