Local fire department units were called to a house in the Bass Lake area Sunday morning after it was reportedly struck by lightning.Continue reading
A small airplane crash in Starke County Sunday evening left one person injured. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 7:30 p.m. near U.S. 35 and County Road 800 South. When emergency crews arrived, they reportedly found a crop dusting plane in a field.Continue reading
The communications vendor for Starke County’s fire departments is still working on issues experienced with radio communications.
An off-road vehicle crash near Bass Lake claimed the life of an Illinois man over the weekend. Indiana Conservation Officers say it happened in the 5500 block of South Starke County Road 700 East.
Additional information about Friday’s successful search and rescue for Spencer Allen and his son has been released by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
According to the Starke County Dispatch Center, emergency responders were sent to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US 35 and Toto Road around 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday. Continue reading
A two-vehicle crash that took place late Tuesday morning resulted in one driver being airlifted for non-life threatening injuries. Continue reading
The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the purchase of an aerial truck. Fire Chief Brian Guzman told the town council Monday the recent downtown fire brought the need to the forefront.
“From the time you call one in, it’s you know a good 20 minutes to get here,” Guzman said. “Knox is usually our first one. Reason being, that is they know their stuff, they work with us well. We can tell them where to go, they know the hydrants, whatever. Bass Lake was the other one.” Continue reading
The cause of Saturday’s fire that destroyed a downtown Winamac building and heavily damaged two other structures is officially undetermined. Fire Chief Brian Guzman contacted investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office to look into the cause and origin of the blaze. Continue reading
The cause and origin of a weekend fire that destroyed a downtown Winamac building remain under investigation. Continue reading
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office have been called in to determine the cause and origin of the blaze that destroyed the Winamac Eagles building on State Road 14 west. Continue reading
A dog bite may have been the difference between life and death for a Bass Lake man. Fire Chief Les Jensen says his department was called to a house fire in Boa Shores around 3:30 Saturday morning. The homeowner was asleep when the fire started. Continue reading
The first firefighters to arrive at the scene of a blaze at a Knox business testified yesterday in the arson trial of its owner. James Campbell is accused of setting fire to his salvage yard and tire shop on U.S. 35 at Toto Road last March 20st. Barry Sanders from the Bass Lake Fire Department was the first to arrive. He showed up in his personal vehicle with his sons about five minutes after the notification went out. Sanders was recovering from shoulder surgery but still came out to assist. He testified his concern was for Campbell’s house, which is located just south of the salvage yard. Sanders said he knocked loudly on the doors and windows for several minutes until the heat drove him away, and nobody answered. Earlier witnesses testified Campbell was at the shop until around 5 p.m. Firefighters were notified at 5:17 p.m., according to dispatch records. Continue reading
The two North Judson residents who lost their lives in a house fire last Friday morning will be laid to rest today. A joint funeral services for Lucas Finn Fisher, 2, and his grandmother, Linda Manns, will be held at 1 p.m. CST at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Continue reading
A second victim of a Friday fire at a rural Knox home has died. A representative from the Allen County Coroner’s Office in Fort Wayne tells WKVI news Linda Manns, 51, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday from complications due to that fire. She suffered extensive thermal burns, and her death was ruled accidental. Continue reading
A second victim of a Friday fire at a rural Knox home has died. Officials with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department advise WKVI News Linda Manns, 51, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Continue reading
A two-year-old child is dead as a result of a Friday morning fire at a rural Starke County home. The Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 300 East just before 7:30 a.m. yesterday They pulled two adults from the blaze but were unable to find a two-year-old child in time. Continue reading
A two-year-old child is dead as a result of an early morning fire at a rural Starke County home. The Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 300 East just before 7:30 a.m. They pulled two adults from the blaze but were unable to find a two-year-old child in time. Continue reading
Officials from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department went to the scene of a Monday night fire at the former Hacker Shack building located on the grounds of the Bass Lake Golf Course.
The building had been torn down and it appeared that the rubble was set on fire like a controlled burn, according to officials.
Bass Lake firefighters were called to the location on 500 South on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and they remained there for a few hours. No injuries were reported.
The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to a fire Monday night where the debris of the old Hacker Shack building on the Bass Lake Golf Course was located.
Fire Chief Les Jensen told WKVI News said that the building was previously demolished. The remaining rubble was on fire when they got there. The firefighters arrived at the scene on 500 S. shortly after they were notified which was around 5:30 p.m.
Jensen said the sheriff’s department was notified of the incident and it remains under investigation.