HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Officials report there were no injuries after a fire on Covert Avenue.

According to the Evansville Fire Department (EFD), on Thursday afternoon around 4:46 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of Covert Avenue for a possible house fire after occupants called 911.

EFD says the first arriving firefighters reported smoke showing from front and rear of the structure. Officials say crews were able to quickly locate and contain the fire, and the fire was considered extinguished in less than 15 minutes.

A news release says the two occupants were able to escape under their own power and will be displaced. Officials say the Red Cross was called to assist. EFD says no firefighter injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


Dispatch confirms there is a working house fire in the 500 block of Covert Avenue.

Dispatch says the call came in at 4:46 p.m.. Authorities say police are working to shut down Covert Avenue and Garvin Street for traffic control.

Our crew on the scene says the house still standing and it looks like the house has more internal damage than external damage. 

We will bring you more details as they become available.