ANDERSON — A west side Anderson house had to be demolished after a fire swept through it Thursday morning.
Crews were called to the scene at West 22nd and Morton streets about 4:30 a.m. Fire Battalion Chief David Sokol said the house was totally destroyed by fire and was ordered to be torn down.
“There’s nothing left but the front porch,” Sokol said.
Despite the large blaze, all the residents managed to get out of the house unharmed, Sokol said.
It was unknown how many people were in the house when the fire started.
The fire was so intense crews were unable to get inside. Because the house was a total loss and structurally unsound it was torn down. Sokol said, because of the demolition, inspectors will likely not be able to tell what might have caused the fire.
Crews were called out to other, smaller fires over the course of the holiday as more people were using their stoves to cook but no other large fires flamed up on Thanksgiving.
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