Ten people displaced after Evansville house fire


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Ten people were displaced after a house fire in Evansville Saturday.

Firefighters were called to a home in the 300 block of Broadway Avenue just before 1:30 p.m.

Officials said Broadway was temporarily shut down between Cumberland and Delmar Avenue while the fire was being put out.

Evansville Fire Department District Chief Amy Smith said the fire was under control within 20 minutes and completely out in 40 minutes.

Authorities said 10 dogs, 6 snakes and 5 rabbits were rescued from the home. One cat died.

The homeowner was home with one child and they were able to get out safely.

Investigators believe the fire was accidental. Investigators said the stove in the kitchen started the fire.

The Red Cross has been called in to help the family.

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