Monticello house fire kills twoTwo people were found dead early Thursday morning on North Lakeshore Drive, police said.
Monticello House Fire Claims Two Lives
White County – This morning, Indiana State Police Detectives from the Lafayette Post were called to investigate a house fire on North Lakeshore Drive in Monticello, IN, that resulted in two fatalities.
Just before 2:00 a.m., White County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a house fire at 3248 North Lakeshore Drive, Monticello, IN.
Monticello Police Department and multiple fire departments responded to the scene and located the fully engulfed residence.
Once the fire was extinguished, it was determined that there were two victims deceased inside the residence.
The names of the two victims located inside the residence are being withheld pending identification and notification to their next of kin.
This is an active investigation by the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Fire Marshal.
At this time, the cause of the fire nor the cause of death have been determined.
The Indiana State Police was assisted on scene by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, White County Sheriff’s Department, Monticello Police Department.
Monticello Fire Department, Idaville Fire Department, Buffalo Fire Department, Monon Fire Department, and Reynolds Fire Department.
Praying for all involved in the Monticello house fire. No one should have to go through this. It’s happening too often this year.
A special thank you as well to City of Monticello, Illinois for providing us with crucial manpower and equipment. They played a critical role in our control of the scene today, we couldn’t have done it without their help.
Monticello Fire Department is so very appreciative of our community and surrounding communities.
we now have a family in need of all of our prayers and support, and also a bed!! If anyone has a bed they would like to donate to this family to help them through this struggle please let us know!! Thank you