Fire destroys Crown Point home

2014-03-12T13:35:00Z 2014-03-13T09:58:21Z Fire destroys Crown Point homeLauri Harvey Keagle and Susan Erler Times Staff Writers

CROWN POINT | Three residents are safe after their home was engulfed in flames Wednesday morning.

Crown Point Fire Chief Greg DeLor said crews were called at 6 a.m. to the home in the 1700 block of East 108th Place in the Waterside Crossing subdivision.

DeLor said the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. The three residents inside were able to escape without serious injuries.

They were taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital as a precaution, DeLor said.

The cause and estimated damage to the home were not yet available Wednesday morning. Two burned-out cars sat in the driveway near the charred remains of the home, which appeared to be a total loss.

Firefighters from the Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force assisted Crown Point crews in battling the blaze.

Firefighters wrapped up their preliminary work at the scene around 8:30 a.m.

Neighbor Andrew Martin said he and his wife woke up about 5:45 am. He heard a "boom, boom, boom," which he thought sounded like floor boards dropping and not like an explosion.

He looked outside and saw yellow flashing lights of emergency vehicles, which he said he first thought might be a construction vehicle because of the house being built across the street.

He went to another window and saw the house across the street ablaze.

He and his wife went outside and saw a man and woman who lived in the burning house walking outside, with the man carrying the woman in his arms. The woman was not wearing shoes. He did not see a third person.

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