Overnight Fire Destroys Route 185 Home


The three members of the family living at a home on Route 185 southeast of Hillsboro made it out uninjured when a fire broke out just before midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The Hillsboro Fire Department responded at 11:48 p.m. to 13276 Route 185 to find flames shooting out of the attached garage upon arrival.  The 26 firefighters from Hillsboro, along with another 10 from the Coffeen Fire Department, battled the blaze until 2:30 a.m. using water pumped from Hillsboro and Coffeen tankers.

The fire is suspected to have originated from a heat lamp in the garage.  According to fire investigator Richard Hewitt of the Hillsboro Fire Department, smoke detectors alerted the three family members living in the home, and all three made it out safely.