A home in New Whiteland was set on fire, and the flames spread to a neighboring home.

Police evacuated that home, and another residence that was in danger of catching on fire, and are investigating. The home where the fire started was vacant, according to a police report.

The fire at 1114 Ashland Avenue was reported just after 1 a.m. Monday. The home is in a neighborhood west of U.S. 31 near the Tot Park.

A New Whiteland police officer went to the neighboring home and had to knock several times to get the residents to come to the door. Two families were evacuated in total.

Several area fire departments, including New Whiteland, Greenwood and Franklin, were called to help put out the blaze.

No one was injured.

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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mholtkamp@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2774.