Dillsboro house fire damage limited despite high winds

Dillsboro, IN — Dillsboro firefighters were able to limit damage during a house fire Friday afternoon, despite high winds. Crews were called to the residence at 10232 of Stoops Road and found flames outside the home that moved into an interior room due to 40 mile per wind gusts. Two firefighting landlines were deployed – one to the outside and to the inside of the home, and limiting the air supply to the fire kept the blaze from spreading to the rest of the home. The family was able to escape the flames, and no one was injured. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but arson is not suspected. Damage was estimated at around $20,000. Dillsboro received assistance from the Aurora, Friendship and Milan fire departments and Dillsboro EMS. Southeastern Indiana REMC disabled the electricity to the home so that firefighters could work safely. Investigators credit the homeowner for quickly reporting the fire to Dearborn County 9-1-1, which reduced the loss of contents and damage to the house.