Fortunately no one was injured during a recent fire that destroyed part of a North Greenwood Street home Monday afternoon, but the family of seven that called the residence a home have been displaced.
October 2, about 3:10 p.m., firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department were called to the 600 block of North Greenwood Street in reference to reports of a residential fire.
Firefighters arrived mere minutes later to find heavy smoke coming from the rear of a two-story wood house and flames coming from a second story window.
Firefighters entered the home and fought through heat and heavy flames, which appeared to originate near the stairs on the second floor. They then began an aggressive attack on the fire, which was brought under control as of 3:33 p.m.
In the meantime, a search of the structure was conducted, but fortunately firefighters did not locate anyone trapped inside.
Lt. Chris Taylor of the LaGrange Fire Department advises that no one was home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported from fire personnel or other potential victims.
Fire Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. The fire caused extensive structural damage to the second floor of the residence. Heat, smoke, and water damage were also observed throughout the rest of the single family home.
The damage was estimated at about $14,500 including property and contents.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by LaGrange Fire and Police Investigators.
A total of four adults and three children were displaced by the fire. The local American Red Cross office was contacted to provide the victims with assistance.
For information on helping the family or victims displaced by fire, please contact the Red Cross at 706- 884-5818.