Investigators are coordinating with insurance investigators to determine the cause of a fire early Tuesday morning in the 6400 block of Mayfield Lane, Zionsville Fire Chief James VanGorder said.
“Preliminary damage estimates for the building and contents are projected to be $300,000,” VanGorder said.
Around 2 a.m., a 911 call was made by occupants of the home. The owner said they were awakened by the sound of smoke detectors and saw smoke and fire as they evacuated the house.
When crews arrived they reported flames showing at the front of the residence.
Early on, it was thought to be an electrical fire. A thunderstorm passed through the area earlier in the evening, but there was no lightning at the time of the fire, VanGorder said, although the cause has not been determined.
One person at the scene was treated and released. No firefighters were injured.
In a press release, VanGorder emphasized the importance of smoke detectors.
“Fortunately, their smoke detectors activated and woke the residents,” VanGorder said in the release. “A working smoke alarm can provide the extra few minutes needed to get out safely.”
Whitestown and Pike Township fire departments also assisted in putting out the fire.