Cause Given in Dillman Tire and Auto Fire Case

A cause has been determined in the fire incident at Dillman Tire and Auto in Winamac.

Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver said the cause is accidental, but the Indiana State Fire Marshal could not rule out the oil furnace as the cause as it started in that area of the building.

It was in the east area of the building where the fire started late Friday night, Jan. 25. Weaver said his department arrived first at the scene at Logan and Pearl Streets and the Monterey, Star City and Knox-Center Township Fire Departments were called later to assist in putting out the stubborn fire. The crews worked six hours to extinguish the fire.

The investigation into the cause of the fire was conducted by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.