Investigators say they have found the cause of a weekend fire in Huntingburg that sent the homeowner to the hospital.
Our media partner News Now Dubois County reports the fire at a home on W IN 64 was started because someone put hot embers in a plastic trashcan in the garage.
Investigators say the homeowner had a party on Saturday night and when he was cleaning up, he put the hot embers in the trash can.
The fire started Sunday afternoon – causing significant damage to the garage and the two cars in it.
The homeowner is being treated for burns at a hospital in Louisville.