Fire in downtown Dillsboro displaces 3 families

Updated: May. 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT
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DILLSBORO, Ind. (FOX19) - Three families were displaced after a building fire in downtown Dillsboro Wednesday night.

The Dillsboro Fire Department responded to the fire in the 12000 block of North Street around 6:45 p.m.

There were four apartments in the building which was adjacent to a building containing Deville’s Pharmacy and the post office on one side, and another storefront/apartment building on the other.

Firefighters say they found heavy fire through the roof and smoke all along the west side of the town.

They were able to limit the spread of fire to the upper portion of the building, and no other structures were heavily damaged by the blaze.

A dog was rescued from one of the apartments upstairs and is expected to recover.

No one was injured.

It took approximately 60 firefighters six hours to extinguish the fire.

The displaced families are receiving help from the American Red Cross.

The damage is estimated at $240,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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