Thursday evening, Lafayette Township Fire Protection District received a call at the station for a report of smoke in the area of Evanna Ct. around 7:18 PM. Our Quad 11 arrived in the area and did an extensive investigation for the source of the smoke.
At 7:31 PM Quad 11’s crew found a structure fire at 3012 Evanna Ct. and a box alarm was transmitted for the structure fire. Firefighter stretched hose lines up the steep terrain to the home, began a search for victims, and extinguish the fire. A victim and her pet were found and rescued. The animal, a dog, was deceased. The female victim, Cynthia Schuler 65, was transported to Baptist Health Floyd Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The fire was under control at 7:44 PM
Fire investigators are investigating the cause of the fire that started in the kitchen of the two-story home. No one else was home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured. Georgetown Township Fire Protection District, Greenville Township Fire Protection District and New Chapel EMS assisted with the fire.
We would like to remind EVERYONE that working smoke detectors save lives. Make sure you, your neighbors, and your family members have them in the home, on every floor in every bedroom. If you need assistance with smoke detectors or need them installed in your home please contact us at 812-923-8003 Monday – Friday 9 AM-5 PM.