(BEDFORD) – Firefighters had to use a lot of grunt work to extinguish a house fire on Stove Road on Wednesday night.
Firefighters from Shawswick, Pleasant Run and Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department responded to the home in the 100 block of Stove Road after a 911 call to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 11:12 p.m.
When firefighters arrived, the fire was consuming the entire roof.
“It was fully engulfed in flames,” says Shawswick VFD Chief Bob Brown. “We got it knocked down quickly, but we had to do a lot of grunt work finding all the hidden fire in the walls in the roof area.”
The fire was hiding in the “old-style insulation” in the single-story, ranch-style home.
“It just wanted to keep burning,” Brown added.
Firefighters were on the scene until 3:30 a.m. this morning.
The fire destroyed the home and contents.
“The family was in the process of moving,” says Brown. “But they still had some furniture and pictures in the home.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Assisting at the scene was an IU Health Hospital ambulance crew, and the Pleasant Run Auxillary responded with water for firefighters.