Arson Suspected in Apartment Fire in Winamac

The Winamac Fire Department was called to two fires Monday.

Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver said that firefighters were called to an apartment fire at 303 N. Market Street at about 1:30 p.m. ET. They were able to get to the scene quickly and extinguish that fire. Weaver said that an investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office arrived on scene and determined that the fire started in the closet in a bedroom and that it was deliberately set. No arrests have been made yet in this arson case and the fire remains under investigation. If you have any information about this fire, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 946-6655.

Firefighters were called to a fire at 1965 W. 400 S. in Winamac at about 11:02 a.m. ET. Weaver said that flames were not too visible but the firefighters battled a lot of smoke. The fire was extinguished and Weaver said it was determined to be an accidental fire. He could not rule out that it was an electrical fire. The Star City Fire Department assisted at the scene.