A fire destroyed an unoccupied mobile home near North Judson Saturday night. North Judson-Wayne Township firefighters say it happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Dawn Drive East. The trailer was three-quarters engulfed when they arrived.Continue reading
A small fire at BraunAbility in Winamac occurred Monday morning around 11 a.m. ET.Continue reading
Area firefighters spent about four hours battling a fire at Selected Furniture in Knox Monday. Firefighters were called to the facility around 11:40 a.m. When they got there, they found a sawdust collector, a semi-trailer full of sawdust, and areas of the roof on fire, according to Knox-Center Township Assistant Fire Chief Ted Bombagetti.
Several area fire departments were called to a Knox manufacturing facility Monday. A fire was reported at Selected Furniture on Culver Road around 11:40 a.m., according to Starke County dispatchers. It reportedly began in one of the bins behind the plant, according to Knox Police Chief Harold Smith.
Several area firefighters responded to a structure fire on 800 E north of SR 8 on Tuesday evening.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost reported that his department, the Washington Township, and the Hamlet fire departments were on the scene where a pole barn had caught fire. He noted that the Washington Township Fire Department was the primary on the case. Continue reading
Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a Starke County structure fire Friday night. It happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. at a pole barn in the 3,800 block of North 700 East, according to Koontz Lake Fire Chief Andy Lawrence.
The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a structure fire in the 8,000 block of 50 South shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.
Washington Township Fire Chief Dave Pearman reported that all seven of the county’s volunteer departments assisted with the incident. Knox-Center Township, Hamlet, Bass Lake and Koontz Lake departments helped on the scene while North Judson Wayne-Township and Rail-Road Township departments helped cover neighboring districts to ensure that no areas were without assistance.
Chief Pearman said that crews utilized positive pressure ventilation to blow smoke out of the house and reported it took approximately one hour to take control of the fire. Continue reading
Several fire departments responded to a fire in Downtown Winamac Saturday morning. Dispatchers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department say the fire at 109 South Logan Street was reported shortly before 9:00 a.m. Continue reading
The Town of Culver has some new plans for operating its emergency alert sirens.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, a debate re-emerged over the use of emergency sirens to alert the community to tornadoes, fire calls, and other testing, but the way in which those sirens are employed has created competing interests.
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died in a June 9th Francesville house fire.
A fire near Union Mills on Wednesday has destroyed the operating location of a carpentry business.
According to Noble Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Homan, the fire started around 6:45 a.m. in the 900 block of East 2nd Street in Union Mills. A trailer – which houses the tools and supplies of an area carpenter began smoking.
Hotspots continued to be battled Monday morning after a major fire in Winamac over the weekend.
Firefighters were called to a business in Winamac after a report of a fire on Sunday.
According to officials with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Jenkins Service and Tire Sales, located in the 400 block of North Monticello Street, is the site of the blaze.
A restaurant in Medaryville called the local fire department after some material in the kitchen caught fire.
The Culver Town Council will be introducing an ordinance to better manage false fire alarms.
Tonight’s meeting – which was moved from Tuesday to Monday this week – will see an ordinance considered and discussed about controlling the number of false fire alarms.
During Monday morning’s Starke County Election Board meeting, the request was reviewed. The Election Board says that although Hamlet has already voted on the move, the change must also be approved at the County level.
It took firefighters from multiple agencies about 10 hours to extinguish flames and contain hotspots in the rubble. Responders were able to leave the scene around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Firefighters continued to battle flames on Wednesday afternoon that resulted from a morning fire in Winamac.
The Winamac Eagles Post #2580, located in the 600 block of West 11th Street, caught fire around 8:25 a.m. EDT. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but three State Fire Marshal’s were called to the scene to investigate.