Two homes damaged in east side fire

Crews are on scene of a fire on Lafayette's east side that damaged two homes.

Posted: Jan 28, 2019 7:19 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2019 6:29 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Crews are on scene of a fire on Lafayette's east side that damaged two homes. According to firefighters on the scene, the fire began Monday evening around 5:30 on Clydesdale Drive. That's off McCarty Lane near IU Health Arnett Hospital. 

No injuries have been reported. 

Shawn Alkire, the chief of Sheffield Township Volunteer Fire, said he believes it started in the garage of a home. Heavy winds then spread the flames to the home to the right, according to Alkire. The families in both homes were able to get out safely.

A married couple and their child live in the home where it initially happened. The owner of the home with partial damage was on vacation, but her ex-husband was watching their kids at the time.

Alkire says the fire spread fast due to high winds winds and the building itself.

"Quicker and quicker nowadays with the light duty construction," said Alkire. "These are what we call light duty homes. They go up faster due to the construction of what they are made of. They've got a lot more man made material in them. They're going to go much faster and with the wind it doesn't help us any at all."

The Lafayette Fire Department, Buck Creek Township, and Otterbein Volunteer Fire and Rescue all responded.

Sheffield Fire first responded after assisting with multiple slide-offs on the south side of town.

Crews are beginning to leave the scene.

Photo courtesy of Holly Black.

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