Firefighters put out Monday blaze at Van Bibber Lake
VAN BIBBER LAKE -- Area fire departments scrambled to Van Bibber Lake in Clinton Township Monday afternoon to control a house fire.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a box alarm went out for a fire located at 6081 Floy Lane within the lakeside community. When units first arrived on the scene, white smoke was seen emanating from the home.
One Russellville firefighter stated that the wind was also blowing rapidly. This posed a danger to the surrounding homes if the fire was able to spread.
When the Banner Graphic arrived at the scene at about 1:40 p.m., firefighters were inspecting the extent of the damage and remaining hot spots.
While the house itself was considered a total loss, the siding of a garage nearby appeared to have only sustained damage to its siding that faced the home.
The fire was reported on scanner traffic as being out at about 4 p.m.
The Clinton Township Fire Department, Roachdale Community Fire Department and Russellville Community Volunteer Fire Department responded with tankers. Along with Russellville, the Greencastle Fire Department and Bellmore Fire Department responded with engines. Roachdale also brought a rescue truck.
Putnam County EMS also was called to the scene.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire, though a Clinton Township firefighter reportedly got overheated.
A cause for the fire had not been determined as of Monday evening.