A massive fire destroys a former funeral home in Evansville. Firefighters say the fire burned from 10:30 Saturday night until 6:30 Sunday morning. Firefighters say the old Miller and Miller Funeral home on Franklin and Heidelbach is a total loss. The Evansville Fire Department was dispatched just before 10:30 to a report of smoke coming from the building. Within minutes, investigators say the building was engulfed. The owners say coping with this loss will take a long time to heal. The Millers say the building had been vacant since 2007, but it was still a vital piece of their lives. These mighty flames surge throughout the Miller and Miller Funeral home, a building that stood for more than seventy years. Linda Miller is married to Gerald Miller, the last living Miller, he watches his family's memories fall to the ground. This is a family's pain, a heartache Miller says stretches across generations. For now, the Millers can only stare, investigators say the building had to be demolished because there were too many hot spots and they didn't want to take a chance of the fire igniting again. This is a family's pain, an open wound that may not heal. Fire investigators say no one was injured and the cause will take days to determine because of the extensive damage.
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Officials say the fire is under control. City crews are putting up barricades on several nearby streets to keep the public away from the scene of the fire. Officials say Vectren has cut power to the surrounding neighborhoods. Red Cross is on the scene. Fire Investigators say crews will be on the scene till Sunday morning.
Evansville firefighters are on the scene of a fire at the former Miller & Miller Funeral Home on Franklin Street and Heidelbach Avenue. It started around 10:00 Saturday night. Officials say crews were ordered out of the building for a defensive attack. Our crew on the scene says there have been several explosions. Several roads are closed in the area. Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.