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West Lafayette home destroyed in overnight fire

Everyone was able to get out safely, however two cats have been unaccounted for.

Posted: Jan 8, 2020 5:15 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2020 6:35 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A West Lafayette home is destroyed after a major fire broke out overnight.

It happened in the 2200 block of Longspur Drive. That's in the Klondike area. 

Wabash Township Chief Ed Ward said the first calls came in just after midnight Wednesday. Ward said the homeowners were inside when the fire broke out. He said everyone was able to get out safely, however two cats have been unaccounted for. 

As of now, Ward said the cause is not known. Investigators have ruled out an explosion. The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating and conducting interviews. Results of their investigation will come back in the next few days. 

Many neighbors were evacuated at the time, but are now back in their homes.

The homeowners are staying with friends nearby. Fire crews are still working to get hot spots out at this hour.

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