Fire Damages Home; Cars West Of Huntingburg (VIDEO)

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Huntingburg (NNDC) – Huntingburg fire officials says a house fire west of Huntingburg Sunday afternoon was started by hot embers that were placed in plastic trash container in the garage of the home.

HVFD investigator John C. Smith says the lone occupant of the home at the time told fire investigators that he placed embers from a party at the house the night before into the trash container and placed the trash container in the garage in front of one of two cars that were also in the garage.

The home, located in the 5800 block of West Indiana 64, is owned by Monty and Angie Hagen who were not home at the time of Sunday’s fire.

The fire did considerable damage to the garage and the two cars inside it. Smith says most of the rest of the house did sustain smoke damage and some heat damage from the fire.

The male occupant at home at the time suffered burns to his hands and other parts of his upper body. He was taken to the burn center at University of Louisville Hospital.

OUR ORIGINAL STORY FROM SUNDAY IS BELOW…

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Fire did considerable damage to a home west of Huntingburg including two cars inside the home’s garage…

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