Fire destroys log home at Hidden Valley Lake

Father, son escape after smoke alarms sound
Fire destroys log home at Hidden Valley Lake
Posted at 6:51 AM, Jun 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 10:41:13-04

LAWRENCEBURG TOWNSHIP, Ind. -- A fire destroyed a log home early Sunday at Hidden Valley Lake.

A father and son lived in the home on the 19000 block of Longview Drive.

Smoke lingers after a house fire at Hidden Valley Lake. (Photo by Jayne Knoop)

They woke up when their smoke alarms sounded at about 3 a.m. and got out safely.

Fire hydrants were too far, so firefighters used tankers to bring in water.

The home's log construction, as well as the location itself, made firefighters' work harder, Greendale Fire Capt. Thomas Craig said.

"With the terrain we had, so it was definitely a challenge, but we got it taken care of," Craig said.


The father and son said they lost everything. Neighbors stepped in to help them in the fire's aftermath.

There's no word yet on what sparked the fire.