Victims of Lafayette house fire released from hospital

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that sent five people to the hospital.

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018 5:33 PM
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 7:54 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that sent five people to the hospital.

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Firefighters were called to Oceola Drive around 11:50 p.m. last night following a report of smoke in a home.

Crews found fire in the kitchen and smoke damage in the rest of the house.

Two adults and three kids were taken to Franciscan Health Lafayette East and were all treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Mike Hall was visting his father at the time of the fire.

"I wake up at like midnight, and thought my car door was unlocked so I walked outside. It was all lit up really bright. And it's strange for this sleepy little village," Hill said.

"I had no clue. I almost was going to walk down but I don't really know the area that well so I didn't want to walk down and ask questions... I didn't know anybody, and they would've thought what's this guy doing," Hill added.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Lafayette Fire Department's Fire Tip Line at 765-807-1610.

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