Slow burning fire destroys home in Roanoke

A fire in Roanoke destroyed a home on Saturday.
A fire in Roanoke destroyed a home on Saturday.

ROANOKE, Ind. (WANE)  Several different fire departments from Huntington and Allen County responded to a fire at 14912 Winters Rd. in Roanoke, Indiana just after 6 a.m. on Saturday.

Almost 20 minutes after firefighters received the call, they showed up to the home that had already been destroyed.

The call came in at 6:05 a.m. but directed trucks to the wrong address, crews then arrived at 6:22 a.m.

Firefighters said the house was completely destroyed.

Only one side of the garage remains after firefighters worked on the fire for three hours.

The building to the west of the house, that can be seen in the attached video, is a separate building.

No one was in the home when the flames broke out, but police did rescue a dog. They don’t know if any other pets may have been in the home at the time.

A fire in Roanoke destroyed a home on Saturday.
A fire in Roanoke destroyed a home on Saturday.

The family was not there at the time, and have been notified.

Don Patnoude, Southwest Allen County Fire Chief said the fire was slow burning. He spoke with a wittness who told him the house was fine around noon on Friday.

The fire remains under investigation.

At the end of 2012 a neighboring home was also lost in a fire.

 

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