Crews Battle House Fire on Evansville's South Side

Published 08/04 2014 10:22PM

Updated 08/04 2014 11:36PM

The Evansville Fire Department confirms one firefighter sustained injuries in a house fire at the 1600 block of S. Bedford Ave. We're told he fell from the second floor of a home while fighting the blaze. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening head and neck injuries.

The original call came in just before 9 p.m. It was tapped out about an hour and a half later. Officials say the fire started in the back of a vacant home, then spread to a neighboring vacant home. Neither home was occupied, but the Evansville Police Department was told there might have been a squatter inside the home where the fire originated.

Several blocks were closed off while fire crews worked to tap out the fire. Those streets have since then reopened.
We're following a developing story on the south side of Evansville. Crews responded to a house fire at the 1600 block of S. Bedford Ave. One witness tells us it was a vacant house that caught fire.

Police have several roads blocked off at this time. No word yet on what caused the fire or if there have been any injuries.

We'll bring you the latest as soon as it's available.

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