fire departments respond
Fire destroys Delaware home
A fire that destroyed a home in Delaware is under investigation,
according to Delaware Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Ron
Firefighters responded to a call at 10:38 p.m. Monday, February
8, to find a home at 2867 E. State Road 350, fully engulfed in
flames. It is uncertain if anyone was home at the time of the
Due to the elements and extenuating circumstances, such as downed
power lines, fighting the fire was a challenge, according to Bushhorn.
He said the main power line was down, which left the town of Delaware
pretty much in the dark. Also, phone and Internet connections
were lost. In a town where cell phone usage is extremely limited,
it made it rough for residents to have any way to call out. The
snow came in around midnight, compounding further the situation.
Bushhorn noted that firemen were on the scene until the morning
hours on Tuesday.
While there was one person burned in connection with the fire,
Bushhorn could not say who or what the relationship, if any, was
to the homeowners. He told The Versailles Republican that
the fire was under investigation and he could not comment at press
Delaware firefighters were assisted by the Osgood, Milan and Sunman
fire departments. Also assisting in the investigation are the
State Fire Marshals Office and the Ripley County Sheriffs