One Found Dead in House Fire


One person was found dead at a fire scene at 2795 E. State Road 10 in Knox on Monday night.

The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to the scene at 11:05 p.m. CT and firefighters were on the scene for approximately eight hours. Members of the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

According to Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen, it was an accidental fire, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Starke County Coroner Kris Rannells told WKVI that an autopsy may be delayed until Thursday depending on the weather. The name of the victim has not been released.

No one else was at the scene at the time of the fire and no other injuries were reported.