Cause of house fire in Jeffersonville, IN under investigation

Cause of house fire in Jeffersonville, IN under investigation
Soon after officials arrived on the scene, the roof started to collapse. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Soon after officials arrived on the scene, the roof started to collapse. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - One firefighter was treated for a minor injury as the Jeffersonville Fire Department worked to put out a house fire.

Public Information Officer Justin Ames told WAVE 3 News that the department was notified of the fire in the 1200 block of Birchwood Drive around 10:20 a.m. Thursday. Crews arrived minutes later to find fire and heavy smoke in the rear attic space of the house.

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Soon after officials arrived on the scene, the roof started to collapse. Additional crews were brought out as a precaution, but soon after firefighters were able to resume work as normal and attempt to salvage some property from the scene, according to Ames.

Twenty-six firefighters worked to put out the flames. The firefighter who was treated for a minor injury, was soon able to get back to work.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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