The City of Knox did not qualify for a grant to make improvements to the south side fire station based on results of a recently completed income survey. Firefighters and city officials went door-to-door for several weeks to gather data from residents. Mayor Dennis Estok notes data from Center and part of Jackson Townships was also included since the fire department serves those areas. Continue reading
Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department members will be canvassing the city again over the next few days in an effort to proceed with a state grant application. Continue reading
The Knox Volunteer Fire Department will continue to provide fire protection service to Center Township and the northeast part of Jackson Township for the next two years. Continue reading
A runaway teenage girl who gave the officer who picked her up the slip Thursday night is lodged in a juvenile treatment facility following an extensive, multi-agency search. Continue reading
Firefighters from the Washington Township and Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Departments spent four hours battling a structure fire at a rural residence Wednesday night. They responded to the home at 1120 S. 1025 E. between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Continue reading
The investigation into the origin of a recent fire at a Knox business has been delayed. Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kenny Pfost says they will look into the cause of the Aug. 22 blaze at Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East on Friday. Continue reading
Volunteer firefighters from four local departments spent the better part of Friday battling a blaze at a Knox business. The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East around 2 a.m. Continue reading
The cause of a Thursday night house fire in Knox is under investigation. The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to a home in the area of 200 South and 200 East just before 8 p.m. and returned to the station after 11 p.m. The Bass Lake Volunteer Fire Department assisted.
At least two people were injured in a late morning crash on State Road 8 at U.S. 35. The driver of a red Chevrolet Cavailer was eastbound on 8 and ran the stop sign, according to witnesses and officials from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. A northbound Chrysler minivan was unable to avoid hitting the car, which came to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection. Firefighters from the Knox-Center Township Fire Department had to cut the female passenger from the wreckage. She complained of neck and back pain but was alert and conscious. She was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment. Neither driver was injured, but two passengers in the van were hurt.
Firefighters from four local departments responded to a house fire on 175 North just east of U.S. 35 Sunday afternoon. Dispatchers were notified of the fire at 2:15 p.m. The Knox, Hamlet, Koontz Lake and Washington Township departments spent three hours getting the blaze under control. No injuries were reported. As soon as we have more information, we’ll update the story on the air and on WKVI.com.
A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a historic structure on the north side of Knox. “Mackey’s Boarding House” was located at the northeast corner of Mound and Prettyman Streets. The once-stately Victorian structure had been vacant for several years. Firefighters were called out at 3:30 a.m. and remained on the scene for several hours. Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost tells WKVI news the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department was called back to the scene of a fire they spent six hours battling early Friday morning. The vacant home in the 1300 South block of 300 East, just south of Binkley Drive apparently rekindled just after 5 last night. Firefighters were on the scene for about 90 minutes. The cause of Friday morning’s fire is still under investigation.
The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to a home on County Road 300 East near Binkley Drive early this morning for a house fire. Dispatchers with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office advise that call came in just before 1 this morning. Firefighters were still on the scene as of 4 a.m. No injuries were reported. Check this site later today for updates as more information becomes available.