(Vincennes, IN) – Vincennes City fire is currently working a major structure fire at the Pine Box, next to Alice and Woodys on Washington Avenue.
The roads around the scene of the fire on Washington Avenue have now been opened back up to traffic.
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As of 2:20 p.m. the State Fire Marshall is on the scene of the fire at this time. Hometown’s Tiffany Heath talked to the Fire Chief Gordon Becher about the cause of the fire. “We are just thankful that we were able to stop it before it got to the barber shop,” said Becker. He also stated that they got the call to come to the fire around 11:50 p.m.
” All of these places we have open for business and they won’t lose any of their business. We have it to where everyone can still get to all their businesses. The only reason we have this blocked is for a collapse hazard, all that brick it has a potential to fall, and it has somewhat and we are doing that to protect everybody,” said Becker.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and we will know more about this as the information becomes available.
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The fire call came in at around 11:45 p.m. Sunday night. The building is a complete loss. As of early this morning, there was rubble from parts of the building in the street.
No injuries were reported.
Due to the structure fire, Washington Ave will be closed from College Ave to Wabash Ave and College Ave will be closed from Washington Ave to 8th Street.
The power did cause power to be out for about 3 hours to locations around the fire.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office has been called in to help fireman determine the cause of this fire.
This massive fire is located at the corner of Wabash and Washington Avenue. The fire is causing a major power outage.
Knox County Central Dispatch is asking people please DON’T Call 911 to report power outage. They are getting to many calls and it’s tying up their lines. They are very aware there is no power around the Washington Ave area.
Duke Energy is reporting that it will be around 3 a.m. before power is restored.