Indiana State Fire Marshal to Investigate Cause of Winamac Fire

An investigator with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be in Winamac today to delve further into what caused a late Friday night fire at Dillman Tire.

The Winamac Fire Department was called to the business located at the corner of Logan and Pearl Streets at approximately 11:20 p.m. ET as several people going by noticed smoke coming from the building.

The fire spread quickly and Fire Chief Bill Weaver called for assistance from the Star City, Monterey and Knox-Center Township Fire Departments. The Knox Fire Department provided a large aerial truck in order to help tackle the fire. Weaver indicated the fire was terribly difficult to extinguish, but the fire was successfully put out nearly six hours later.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

It could be a while before a cause of the fire is released.