A gas furnace in the basement of a northern Logansport home filled a residence with smoke Saturday afternoon.
Logansport Fire Department responded to a house in the 100 block of West Ottawa street at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The resident of the home, Guy Crawford, who made it out safely, said he heard his basement furnace "winding."
"It made a real strange noise," he said.
Crawford went downstairs to check out the noise and said he removed the furnace's filter and then it started smoking. The smoke filled the house, even coming out of a second-story window.
Assistant Fire Chief Bernie Mittica said the gas furnace completely burned and is a total loss. However, he said there wasn't any fire damage inside the home, and since the house already had windows open, the smoke quickly left.
Logansport Fire Department, Logansport Police Department and Prompt Ambulance Services responded to the fire.