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One dead, 9 displaced after house fire in Batesville

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 11:27:13-04

One person is dead and nine others have been displaced after a house fire in Batesville, IN destroyed a home on N. Park Avenue Sunday night, according to Batesville Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters were called to the home at around 1:15 a.m. Monday morning. Officials said the home was already engulfed when they arrived.

When they arrived, firefighters were told a person may still have been trapped inside the home and they immediately began search and rescue efforts, according to a press release.

Officials have not yet released the identity of the person who died, and investigations into the fire are still ongoing.