Photo by Gary?Nieter, Times-Union
Firefighters spray water on a house fire Thursday.
Photo by Gary?Nieter, Times-Union Firefighters spray water on a house fire Thursday.
Multiple emergency services responded to a residential fire and reported explosion at around 2 p.m. Thursday in Syracuse.

According to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Kosciusko County 911 Communications Center received several reports of a residential fire and explosion at 5987 E. CR 800N, Syracuse.





County records indicate the home is owned by Jeff Holle.

Turkey Creek Fire Territory, North Webster Fire Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police personnel were dispatched to the scene.

Initial arriving units found a single-story home with heavy fire showing. Additional assistance was requested from the Plain Township and Milford Fire Departments and the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory.

It was determined that the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Fire crews attacked the fire, which was intensified by heavy wind conditions, the release states.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and is still under investigation.

Volunteers from The American Red Cross provided assistance at the scene.