Residents Escape House Fire Saturday Morning

(BLOOMINGTON) – Monroe Fire Protection District and Van Buren Township firefighters responded to a house fire at 785 West Cedar Bluff Road early Saturday morning.

Firefighters responded to 785 West Cedar Bluff Road Saturday morning to a house fire. Photo: Monroe Fire Protection District

Firefighters arrived around 2:45 a.m. and found the house engulfed in flames. It took firefighters several hours to extinguish the blaze and work through the rubble to extinguish hidden fires.

The homeowners were home at the time of the fire. The male resident woke up coughing and noticed the fire. The two residents were able to get out of the house but suffered some minor smoke inhalation. The residents were checked out on the scene by IU Health Ambulance Service.

Firefighters work through warm temperatures Saturday morning to bring the fire under control. Photo: Monroe Fire Protection District

The warm temperatures also required several firefighters to be evaluated for heat exhaustion while on the scene.

Firefighters remind homeowners to always make sure your home has a working smoke detector.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.