Fire destroys Elbridge Township house.

January 2, 2017



img_3714Fire destroys Elbridge Township house. 


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

ELBRIDGE TOWNSHIP – A man and his two children are out of a home following a fire Monday night. Walkerville and Crystal Valley fire departments were dispatched to the William Monroe residence, 3291 N. 120th Ave., about 8:45 p.m.

“The house was fully engulfed when I got on scene, with flames coming from both ends,” said Walkerville Fire Capt. Lance Van Sickle.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire. “He (Monroe) had been gone a few days and said he came to the house about 4:30 p.m. to stoke the fire in the wood stove because he wanted the house warm when he got home.”

Van Sickle said the cause of the fire was unknown and it is unlikely that the fire department will investigate it any further.

Monroe’s two children, ages 6 and 10, were at his father’s in Walkerville, Van Sickle said. American Red Cross was called to assist Monroe and his children. The home was insured, Van Sickle said.

Van Sickle said a dog and puppies were lost in the fire.

The fire was knocked down at 10:10 p.m. Hart Fire Department also assisted. All fire units cleared the scene at 11:47 p.m.


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