The family -- two adults and three children -- made it out of the home safely but watched as firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour.
Greencastle firefighters were dispatched to 1009 Avenue D shortly after 9 a.m. When they arrived, they found the front of the house fully engulfed in flames, said Greencastle Fire Chief Bill Newgent.
The names of the victims were not immediately available, however, the home is owned by Opportunity Housing of Putnam County. The agency completed a $50,000 renovation of the house in January, said Debbie Davis, the group's director.
Fortunately the agency has another house that was recently completed on Avenue B and Davis said she hoped to move the family into the new house Wednesday night.
For more on this story, look in Friday's edition of the BannerGraphic.