Firefighters respond to Mitchell fire early Wednesday morning

MITCHELL – Firefighters responded to a fire at a duplex at 106 North Tenth Street in Mitchell early this morning.

The fire occurred around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, reporting the fire started in the laundry room area of one of the duplexes.

Mitchell and Marion Township firefighters respond to an early morning fire at a duplex on 10th Street in Mitchell.

“I left for a few minutes with clothes in a dryer, when I got back there were flames shooting over my head. I used gallon jugs of water to try and put the fire out until the fire department got here. I believe it started in the vent traps” said Craig Stroud the occupant of the duplex where the fire started.

When firefighters arrived they found light smoke coming from the building. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire within 10 minutes of receiving the call.

“I will be staying at my neighbor’s home, there was just too much smoke damage to stay in my home at this time,” said Stroud.

No one was injured during the fire.

The duplex is owned by John Coryea who was also on the scene.

According to Mitchell Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Coble, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Four engines and two command vehicles from Mitchell and Marion Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene. Huron Volunteer Fire Department was on standby at their station. An IU Health Ambulance also responded.