House Fire Claims One Life

One person could not be saved after resuscitation efforts were attempted in the middle of a house fire in La Porte this morning.

Emergency responders and firefighters were called to 111 Maple Drive just after 7 a.m. CT after a neighbor reporting seeing smoke coming from the residence.

La Porte City firefighters arrived on the scene and found flames coming from the two-story home with heavy smoke, according to the report. The same report indicates that firefighters made their way into the home and discovered a man laying approximately 10 feet from the doorway. The firefighters attempted resuscitation efforts, but were not successful. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has not been released pending family notification.

Crews remain at the scene. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation with the La Porte City Fire Department, Indiana State Fire Marshal and the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

The La Porte City Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Center, Springfield, Coolspring and Scipio Fire Departments, as well as La Porte County EMS, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and La Porte County Coroner’s Office.

Photos provided by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.