(LaPorte, IN) - The cause of a recent house fire in LaPorte is still under investigation. A closed front porch was heavily damaged 10 days ago on Linwood Street. Fire Chief Andy Snyder says a man and woman sleeping at the time made it out safely after noticing light from the fire shining in their bedroom window.
Snyder said the fire made it inside the front portion of the home but a quick knockdown kept the flames from advancing any further.
Snyder says the cause is not known but they’re leaning toward careless smoking because the porch is where smoking frequently occurred at the residence.