2014-01-07 / Front Page

Gosport Family Loses Home To Fire On New Year’s Day

A Gosport family suffered a significant loss to begin the new year shortly after midnight Wednesday on South Seventh Street. The family of Steve Fords and Garnet Holsapple were reportedly away from home when the fire was first reported to Owen County Security Center Dispatch at 12:15 a.m.

Personnel from the Gosport, Owen Valley and Stinesville volunteer fire departments remained on the scene until the fire was declared under control at 4:00 a.m. The majority of the blaze was contained to the second story of the home, resulting in the loss of a large section of the home’s roof.

According to GVFD Chief Brian Leonard, an investigation conducted by an Indiana Department of Homeland Security fire investigator proved to be inconclusive Thursday morning, with the exact cause of the fire listed as undetermined. (Staff Photo)

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