One dead in Columbia City fire

Fire crews responded around 12:30 a.m. to the area of Peabody Avenue and E. Van Buren Street.

Posted: Aug 31, 2018 11:41 AM
Updated: Sep 1, 2018 1:44 PM

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WFFT)- One person is dead after a house fire overnight in Columbia City. 

Fire crews responded around 12:15 a.m. to the area of Peabody Avenue and E. Van Buren Street. When they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. 

Three different fire departments fought the fire. One person was found dead inside the home. 

The blaze was under control by around 4:00 a.m. but crews continued fighting hot spots. 

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation by state fire marshals. 

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