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Residents safe after fire destroys their Ellettsville home

A family lost their home, two vehicles and a dog in a fire in Ellettsville Tuesday evening.

Firefighters responded to a fully involved house fire in the 6000 block of West McNeely Street at 8:23 p.m. Ellettsville Fire Department and Monroe Fire Protection District personnel used water from a nearby fire hydrant and closed the road for about three hours while they extinguished the fire.

No one was injured. Red Cross volunteers were on site to assist residents with urgent needs.

In a Facebook post, the woman who lived in the house with her family thanked everyone who had reached out to help in the aftermath of the fire.

“We are all safe, just sad and overwhelmed by the loss of everything, but we have our lives and I am so grateful for that and everyone’s safety,” she wrote.

She said the family is looking for rental properties so they can accept clothing, furniture and other items people request. Their van and truck were also lost in the fire.

Clothing donations for the family of six are being accepted at the Richland-Bean Blossom Health Center in Ellettsville. Sizes are: men’s 2XL and trousers 40×30; ladies L and XL, size 12, 14 and 16; girls sizes 10, 12 and 14 and boys sizes 8-10.

Donations can be taken to the healthcare facility and staff will deliver them to the family.

Contact HT reporter Laura Lane at [email protected] or 812-318-5967.