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Six companies battle blaze

by The Indiana Gazette on March 31, 2014 10:59 AM

BANKS TOWNSHIP — Volunteer firefighters from a half-dozen communities fought a stubborn structure fire along Spotts Road, Banks Township, early Sunday morning, and Glen Campbell volunteers were called back twice when the fire rekindled later Sunday and again early today.

Firefighters from the Glen Campbell, Burnside and Rossiter departments first responded at 3:13 a.m. Sunday to the Randy and Wendy Wright residence at 199 Spotts Road.

They were joined later by volunteers from the Cherry Tree, Big Run and Commodore companies.

Glen Campbell Fire Chief Dave Lucas said the Wrights and their child were home when the fire was discovered. They escaped, but Randy Wright, a recent surgery patient, fell and injured a leg while leaving the burning home, according to Lucas.

A state police fire marshal has been asked to investigate and determine a cause of the fire.

Lucas said the fire rekindled twice — the second time at 6:23 a.m. today — because the roof of the two-story wood farmhouse collapsed and firefighters have not been able to reach the smoldering embers under the roof.

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