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Early Morning Fire at Vacant Evansville Home

An early morning fire is under investigation after Evansville firefighters were called to a vacant home on First Avenue.

Posted: May 1, 2021 7:54 PM

Multiple calls came in around 4:30am on Saturday (5/1) about a possible house fire on 1009 North 1st Avenue.

One 911 caller noticed smoke in the area. The second caller was an off duty firefighter that noticed it was a working fire.

Crews arrived around 4:33am and were able to extinguish the fire shortly before 5am. The structure of the home received damage to the upstairs as well as some water damage in parts of the downstairs.

Neighbors reported that the vacant home did have some homeless activity reported recently but no injuries have been reported.

EFD is still investigating the cause of the fire.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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