LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A quick response from emergency crews may have prevented an even larger fire.
A person mowing his lawn noticed heavy smoke coming from a home in the 2800 block of Vinton Street just before 4 p.m. Monday.
The good Samaritan knocked out windows in the home to search for victims and then called 911.
The Lafayette Fire Department arrived and forced entry into the home, later deemed vacant.
Firefighters had the incident under control in about 10 minutes.
Officials want to remind people to use caution when breaking out windows on homes as it can cause the fire to grow.