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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines


WILLIAMS - DECEMBER 23, 2022- Indian Creek firefighters are still on the scene at a house fire in Williams. The call for the Williams house fire came in at 6:26 p.m. reporting a fire in a residence owned by Will Riley.

Cold temperatures and gusting winds are complicating firefighting efforts. At this time there are no reports of injuries. All the occupants were able to get out safely.

Firefighters trying to stay warm, as well as keeping fire hoses from freezing, and getting the fire under control.

A firefighter from Huron Volunteer Fire Department braves the cold temps and keeps fire pumps and hoses from freezing at a house fire in Willams

At this time, it not reported what caused the fire in Williams, the fire is believed to have started in the basement of the home and extended into the attic.

Fire engines, tankers, and IU Lifeline Ambulance Service stage in the parking lot of Williams Church of Christ while firefighters battle a house fire in Williams

Firefighters from Indian Creek Township, Huron Volunteer Fire Department, Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the fire scene.

This would make the second house fire in less than two hours for Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Earlier Friday afternoon firefighters from Indian Creek and Marion Township were able to quickly bring a house fire under control on Indiana State Road 450. The fire was reported at 4:06 p.m. with that home being owned by Scott Smith, the occupants of the residence renting the home.

Indian Creek and Marion Township responded to a house fire in the 4100 block of State Road 450 Friday afternoon. Firefighters was able to get that fire out quickly.

Indian Creek Fire Chief Monte Wright says the cause of the fire on State Road 450 has yet to be determined.

Homeowners are trying many ways to keep warm with subzero temperatures and use a variety of alternative heating sources to keep pipes from freezing and just to stay warm.

Fire officials remind residents to follow the manufacturer safety guidelines on all products, make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working.

Lawrence County Zephyr will update the news story when more information becomes available.

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