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Fire damages Greencastle home

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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A late-morning fire tore through a Greencastle home on Wednesday, destroying everything inside.

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.

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Investigators did not yet know the cause of the blaze Wednesday morning, though the fire started in a front bedroom, he said.

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.

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The Red Cross of Putnam County was contacted to provide support for the family, Newgent said.

For more on this story, look in Friday's edition of the BannerGraphic.



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