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Chimney fire causes damage to Newton Co. home

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Investigators said a chimney fire in a wood burning fireplace is to blame for house fire in rural Morocco Friday morning.

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 7:45 AM

NEWTON CO., Ind. (WLFI) — Investigators said a chimney fire in a wood burning fireplace is to blame for house fire in rural Morocco Friday morning.

Brook-Iroquois Township fire chief Kyle D. Conrad said just before 1 a.m., firefighters were called to a home in the 5000 block of County Road West 600 South.

By the time crews got there, the fire had spread to the wall around the fireplace and had breached the chimney.

It took about two hours for the 20 firefighters on scene to put it out.

No injuries were reported.

Brook firefighters were assisted by crews from the Morocco and Kentland Fire Departments.

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