Arson Suspected in Garage and House Fire in Knox

An arson incident is being investigated in Knox.

Knox-Center Township Fire Department firefighters were called to a garage fire at 0020 N. 500 E. in Knox on Thursday, November 22nd. Firefighters discovered a fire along the back wall of the garage and it was quickly extinguished. The fire was ruled electrical/accidental. Firefighters were called to the same residence the next day and extinguished another fire that was located on the back wall of the garage near the location of the previous fire.

As firefighters were attempting to determine the cause of the second fire, a fire started in the home. The fire was contained to a bedroom area and an area just outside of the bedroom. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene to investigate.

The investigator ruled that the second fire in the garage and the fire in the house were not connected, but they were both intentionally set. No arrests have been made at this time and the incident remains under investigation with the Fire Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. If you know anything about this incident, call the Sheriff’s Department at 772-3771.