FRANLKIN COUNTY — Franklin Volunteer Fire Department battled a house fire and an oil tank fire Wednesday morning in Franklin County.
FVFD Chief Dan Dorn said the fire department was called to a house fire at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at 788 Gh Road west of Bloomington.
The fire was electrical and started above a light in the kitchen. The fire was under control by 7:30 a.m. and primarily contained to the kitchen.
Two people were in the house, but they were safely outside before the fire department arrived. The family is displaced from their house because there was smoke damage throughout the house, Dorn said.
According to a Red Cross press release, the organization is helping the family recover.
Shortly after battling the blaze in Bloomington, FVFD assisted on an oil tank fire two miles north of Naponee. An oil tank battery caught on fire after being struck by lightning at about 7:45 a.m., Dorn reported.
Franklin, Naponee, Republican City and Minden volunteer fire departments assisted at the scene. After fighting the fire for more than two hours, the fire departments contained it with foam by 10 a.m.
Damage estimates in both situations were unavailable.
Clarification: An earlier version of this story stated that the oil tank fire was an oil well fire.