BARGERSVILLE, Ind. — One person has been critically injured after heavy flames engulfed a home in Bargersville. Firefighters reported encountering multiple explosions while battling the blaze.
According to the Bargersville Fire Department, at approximately 4:30 p.m. firefighters were called to the 6600 block of Travis Road on reports of black smoke coming from a residence. Firefighters arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flame.
The homeowner was found behind a barn on the east side of the property with severe burns, the fire department said. The homeowner was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The fire department said a narrow drive and poor water access hampered firefighters in the fight against the flames. Despite a shortage of water, firefighters were eventually able to get control of the fire and knock down the flames.
The homeowner was the only person believed to be home at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
An online search shows the home being listed for sale on Aug. 13 and being removed from the listing on Wednesday.