Vincennes Fire Crews battle quick downtown fire

Kemp Music

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – Vinncennes City Fire crews made quick work of a small fire Monday in Kemp’s Music Store. The fire, according to officials, was extinguished quickly and in the duct work of the music store’s upper level.

Crews responded to the call on Second Street in Vincennes around 5:00 afternoon. Vincennes City police staged a perimeter around the intersections circling the store front for safety. Several cars were forced to find alternate routes around the scene.

An official responding to the incident believed the fire may have started when some of the store’s ceiling insulation got to hot; but a confirmed cause was not immediately available.

Kemp Music and its adjoining store fronts sits directly across the street from a vacant lot, where the Gimbel Corner Building once sat, which was destroyed by fire in December 2011.

There was no immediate information available regarding injuries or if any property was damaged in the fire. 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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