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Fire heavily damages house on U.S. 231 South

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A fire destroyed part of a home south of Greencastle Wednesday morning, and the firefighting efforts affected traffic on U.S. 231 for more than an hour.

At 9:56 a.m. the Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 3161 U.S. 231 South. At least eight other local departments were dispatched to assist with the blaze.

Most of the south end of the house was destroyed, including what appeared to be an addition and a garage.

A mass of fire trucks on U.S. 231 had traffic stopped in both directions until one lane was reopened at 10:55 a.m.

One semi driver who was northbound reported being stopped in traffic for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

No further information was available from the Greencastle Fire Department as of late Wednesday morning.

The house is immediately north of Harmony Baptist Church, which is housed in the former Omar Bakery building, as well as a one-time home of Taylor Graphics.

Story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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They lost everything, EVERYTHING, and could use some help. yes part of the house is standing but after smoke damage and water, the house is total loss, including what was in it. They lost there 7 year old dog Sophie, and 3 cats. If anyone would like to help, the family will be there tomorrow 5-10-12, and 5-11-12. Please help, donate anything, remember they lost everything. thank you

-- Posted by collegegirl2313 on Wed, May 9, 2012, at 9:29 PM

There is a place that helps burned out families.

People's Burn Foundation-3701 Commercial Drive-Indianapolis, In. They have almost every thing people will need from appliances, furniture to clothes. You can also donate to them on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 9AM to noon. I'm sorry I don't have the phone number for them.

-- Posted by Kate602 on Wed, May 9, 2012, at 11:20 PM

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