Cause of weekend fire determined


RILEY, Ind. (WTHI) – Investigators with the Riley Fire Department have determined a weekend fire to be an accident.

It happened early Saturday morning at Timber-Lake’s Subdivision.

That’s just off State Road 46, north of Riley.

The home was filled with smoke and flames when fire crews arrived on the scene.

Authorities say the fire was likely caused by an electrical shortage in a wall outlet.

The home is considered a total loss. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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