Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver tells WKVI News investigators cannot rule out an electrical problem as the cause. He adds the fire started in the kitchen area of the building. Firefighters were notified around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Multiple departments from Pulaski and Starke Counties spent 10 hours battling the blaze and knocking down hot spots. No injuries were reported. Several investigators from the state fire marshal’s office assisted with the investigation.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.