On Saturday, September 10th at approximately 3:20pm, fire crews were dispatched to 1323 Citation Circle East on a reported house fire. Neighbors who discovered the fire notified Boone County Communications Center and urged the homeowner to exit the building after attempts to extinguish the fire were unsuccessful. Firefighters arrived on the scene and were met with heavy fire conditions in the front of the building and throughout the attic space. Crews from Lebanon, Center Township, Whitestown, and Zionsville Fire Departments battled the blaze, bringing the fire under control after more than an hour on scene. Only one resident was home at the time of the fire and escaped without injury. No emergency responders were injured. Two additional homes sustained exterior damage due to intense heat from the fire.
At 4:00pm Lebanon Fire Captain Matt Young was assigned as the lead investigator and responded to the scene. After interviewing witnesses and conducting detailed scene examination, Captain Young determined the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature. All fire units cleared the scene by 7:00pm.