Early morning inferno displaces 20

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Noblesville firefighters had to battle the gusty weather conditions as they tried to put out a house fire early this morning. The wind-whipped fire also damaged three nearby homes and displaced a total of 20 people.

Noblesville Fire Division Chief Rick Russell said firefighters were called about 12:25 a.m. to the residence at 15486 Destination Dr., which was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The occupants, Bradley and Ashlee Wilson, as well as other people where in the home asleep at the time of the fire. Russell said all occupants escaped the residence uninjured.

Wind gusts of 16 mph hampered firefighters and caused fire damage to three other homes because their close proximity within the neighborhood.

“All neighboring homeowners and occupants were able to evacuate their homes as well without injury,” said Russell. “As a result of this fire there were a total of 20 people displaced from their homes.”

The Red Cross is at the scene assisting the displaced families.

Russell said there is no estimated dollar loss at this time.

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