Orfordville fire leaves house uninhabitable, officials say

Orfordville fire leaves house uninhabitable, officials say

Units from 13 different fire departments responded to a fire at a home in Orfordville, according to officials with the Orfordville Fire Department.

The call reporting the fire at 8418 W. Front St. came in at 8:04 p.m. Thursday. Officials said flames were showing at the north end of the house upon arrival.

One person was transported to the hospital while firefighters responded to the fire. Officials with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said the person was transported due to a pre-existing medical condition as a precaution and that the person was not injured as a result of the fire.

According to Orfordville firefighter Greg Landis, first responders pulled an alarm box calling aid from surrounding local departments. The firefighters took 1 hour and 45 minutes to put out the blaze.

The fire burnt through the roof of the house, leaving it uninhabitable in its current state, Landis said.

Officials do not know the cause of the fire, but do not believe it is suspicious. They said they will be investigating the origin in the coming days.

This is a developing story, News 3 has a crew on the way to the scene. Stick with Channel 3000 for the latest information.

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