At 9:21 a.m. today crews from the Zionsville Fire Department and Whitestown Fire Department were dispatched to the 8400 block of E CR 500 S on a report of a residence fire. Additional information provided to responding units advised the location to be in the 8400 block of E 100 S with multiple reports of a fire and possible entrapment. Additional crews were requested to the scene including multiple tankers due to a lack of hydrants in the new location.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find fire coming from multiple areas of the single-story residence and made entry through windows and doors attempting to locate anyone inside. Conditions inside the structure quickly worsened and crews exited the residence and transitioned to a defensive operation. The fire was brought under control after 90 minutes.
After an extensive search, one person was found deceased inside. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office along with investigators from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Coroner’s Office and the Zionsville Fire Department remain on the scene continuing the investigation of the cause of the fire.
Agencies assisting: Whitestown Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Perry Twp. Vol. Fire Department, Center Twp. Fire Department, Sheridan Fire Department, Advance Fire Department, Pittsboro Fire Department, Lizton Fire Department, Carmel Fire Department, Zionsville Police Department, Whitestown Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Excise Police, Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, Brownsburg Fire Territory.