Fire at Laughery Valley Ag in Dillsboro

Dearborn County post by Lt. Kevin Turner

On December 15, 2022 at around 4:35 PM Dillsboro Fire Department was called to a working structure fire at the Laughrey Valley AG 11016 US 50 Dillsboro, Indiana. Fire fighters arriving on scene found one of the buildings of the agricultural supply business with heavy flames and smoke. Fire fighters began a defensive fire attack. Mutual aid was called from fourteen different fire departments, which included fourteen water tenders (trucks that bring water to the fire scene, return to a hydrant, refill, and bring water back), two ladder trucks with master streams, several engines, and three ambulances from three different emergency rescue services. Three police departments responded to assist with traffic as US 50 was shut down due to fire operations. While a hydrant was able to supply one of the ladder trucks, the water tenders kept a supplemental nearly uninterrupted supply to the second ladder and other engine providing suppression. Fire fighters were able to keep the fire away from a large propane tank at the rear of the business. The scene was cleared shortly before midnight. A damage estimate is not available, but buildings were destroyed. No one was reported injured at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, and no cause has been determined as of this press release.

Dillsboro Fire Department extends its gratitude and thanks to all the public safety, utility, and civilians that assisted with the incident. The following agencies were called or responded to the scene:

From Dearborn County:

Dillsboro Fire Department

Aurora Fire Department

Lawrenceburg Fire Department

Moores Hill Fire Department

Hogan Township Fire Department

Miller York Fire Department

Bright Fire Department

Manchester Fire Department

St. Leon Fire Department

Aurora Emergency Rescue

Dillsboro Emergency Rescue

Lawrenceburg Emergency Rescue

Dillsboro Police Department

Lawrenceburg Police Department

Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department

Dearborn County 911 Communications

Laughrey Valley AG

Dillsboro Utilities

Duke Energy

From Ripley County:

Friendship Fire Department

Milan Fire Department

Versailles Fire Department

Osgood Fire Department

Ohio County:

Rising Sun Fire Department

Bear Branch Fire Department

State of Indiana agencies:

Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office

Indiana Department of Transportation

Lt. Kevin Turner

Public Information Officer

Dillsboro Fire Department


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