New Haven house destroyed in overnight fire

New Haven West Street fire

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – Firefighters battled heavy flames and smoke at a home in New Haven early Thursday morning.

Crews were called to 175 West Street around 4:15 a.m.

New Haven Adams Township Fire Department Chief John Hale said flames were towering from the roof of the home as firefighters arrived. A ladder truck was used to pour thousands of gallons on the roof.

Hale said crews were trying to determine if the home was vacant. Neighbors told firefighters they didn’t believe anyone currently lived in the house and an initial search of the home after the fire was extinguished didn’t locate anyone.

It’s unclear how the fire started.

Part of the roof collapsed and several exteriors walls had melted siding. A detached garage did not appear to be damaged.

The fire is under investigation. New Haven West Street fire 2new-haven-vacant-house-fire