A Holland family lost their home to fire early this morning.
At 3 o’clock this morning, firefighters with the Holland Volunteer Fire Department received a call from a passerby about a home on fire in the 9500 block of South County Road 720 West.
Holland assistant fire chief John Hemmer says the home owned by Curtis Hubster was completely engulfed in flames and had already mostly collapsed by the time firefighters arrived. Hemmer says nobody was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The home was a total loss.
Holland firefighters also had to extinguish flames in trees around the home as well as an outbuilding nearby. Hemmer says siding on the outbuilding and a nearby home was damaged due to heat from the fire.
No cause has been determined at this point. Hemmer says the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office is set to investigate the fire this afternoon.
The Holland Fire Department responded with 5 trucks and 15 men. Tanker assistance and additional man power was provided by the St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department. Crews remained on scene this morning putting out hot spots.
Now the American Red Cross and the Holland United Methodist church are also stepping in to help the family. Hemmer says any help at all will make a difference:
All donations can be dropped off at the Holland United Methodist Church.