At 10:01 p.m. on July 2nd, crews from Milton Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a structure fire at 4058 Coopers Bottom Rd. Crews arrived on the scene and located a residential structure fully engulfed in flames. Crews from Milton Fire, Bedford Fire, The City of Madison Fire, Madison Township Fire, and Trimble County EMS worked for a couple of hours to get the fire out. The owners of the residence were not home at the time of the fire. They did lose a couple of family pets in the fire. The house received major damage from the fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined but after investigations, it does appear to be electrical in nature.
Please remember that in the event of a fire or any other emergency response, do not follow or block responders. We had several vehicles follow the fire trucks to the scene to see what was going on. This caused significant issues with other apparatus trying to make access to the fire. This caused enough of a delay that we had to call law enforcement in to help remove vehicles so responders could gain appropriate access.