Heavy winds made it complicated for firefighters to put the flames out as they began an aggressive attack, said Kizeler.
“Wind certainly complicated things. When we get inside, we want to make it as safe as an attack as we can,” Kizeler said. “Once crews began opening up the ceiling in the first floor, the wind started to make itself through. That accelerates the fire. Crews did a great job. They reacted appropriately.”
Most of the roof was destroyed, but the first floor of the house was undamaged, Kizeler said.
Minimal damage did extend to the house next door, melting siding on the side of the home.
The house is uninhabitable, but the resident did not need the assistance of Red Cross, Kizeler said.
Investigators are working to learn the cause of the fire that began in the attic.
DP&L and Vectren were on scene as part of a standard procedure, said Kizeler.