Several departments respond to fire in Darke County

Fire on S. Main Street in New Madison (WDTN Photo/Bear Everett)

NEW MADISON, Ohio (WDTN) – Firefighters from several departments responded to a house fire on S. Main Street early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to the home around 1 a.m. They say flames were shooting from the roof and appeared to be coming from the kitchen.

Due to the size of the fire, the first firefighters on scene quickly called for backup from nearby fire departments.

Firefighters say three people who were inside the home when the fire started tried unsuccessfully to put out the flames themselves. All three made it out of the house safely.

Kris Willets, who lives nearby, says neighbors will do whatever they can to help the people affected.

“Everybody in town will help. New Madison’s a pretty tight-knit community. There’s not one person here that won’t help everybody else,” Willets said.

Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours. They have not determined the cause. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you 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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