NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Noblesville fire crews are on scene of a residence fire.
The fire broke out around 11 a.m. Friday in the 16000 block of Herriman Boulevard, in the Wellington North Housing addition.
Neighbors say flames could be seen coming through the roof of the home. The neighbors alerted the homeowners that their house was on fire.
It took fire crews about an hour to get the fire under control. No one was injured in the fire, which left about $300,000.00 worth of damage.
Initial investigation suggests the fire originated outside the structure at a compost pile, which were discarded the previous evening from a cooking smoker.
Herriman Boulevard was shut down in the area while crews respond to the fire.
The Noblesville Fire Department released these safety tips after the fire:
- If possible, allow ashes and coals to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These devices are designed to safely contain these heated materials.
- When it is time to dispose of the ashes, transfer them to a metal container and wet them down.
- Keep the metal container outside your home and away from any combustibles until the refuse is hauled away.
- DO NOT place any other combustibles in the metal container.
- DO NOT use a combustible container.
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