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Early morning fire destroys New Albany home

Early morning house fire at 505 Hillcrest Cove.

Just before 5 AM today, Tuesday January 2nd, New Albany Fire Department received a report of an early morning fire in a house on Hillcrest Drive, in New Albany. While enroute to the scene, responders were given the exact address as 505 Hillcrest Cove.

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Early morning house fire in New Albany.

New Albany home destroyed in early morning fire.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a single story brick home about 90% involved. The homeowner and a pet were already outside of the home, and a neighbor had given them a warm place out of the extremely cold weather.

Fire crews battled dangerously cold temperatures and ice from the firefighting water in the 8 degree temperatures (according to Accuweather) of the early morning, but were able to perform their jobs as normal.

The home had working fire detectors when the fire broke out, and no injuries were reported from the incident.

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No injuries reported, but home, contents and vehicle reported as total loss.

The cause of the early morning fire is unknown at this time, but is believed to have been accidental. The home, contents and vehicles, as seen in photos, are a total loss.

Fighting fire in 8 degree weather.

Mark Whiteside,

Deputy Fire Chief

New Albany Fire Department

 

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