In order to strengthen inter-agency coordination during an emergency situation, the Starke County Local Emergency Planning Committee will host a table-top exercise tomorrow.Continue reading
An incident at a residence on State Road 8 kept firefighters busy throughout the night into today.
A fire was reported at 135 E. SR 8 around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday evening.Continue reading
The communications vendor for Starke County’s fire departments is still working on issues experienced with radio communications.
Officials are working to determine the identity of the occupant who was found after a vehicle fire was extinguished last Wednesday.
A vehicle fire that occurred in the Grovertown area on Wednesday claimed the life of the occupant inside.
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
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center confirmed that they received a call about a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 and 400 N at 6:17 p.m.
Officers from the Hamlet and Knox Police Departments also responded to the accident, along with members of the Knox and Hamlet Fire Departments. Dispatch reported that all medical units and two helicopters were also sent to the scene. Injuries were reported, however, the number of individuals involved and the severity of said injuries are not currently known. Continue reading
State Fire Marshal Fred Sumpter has officially ruled the cause of a structure fire that took place in Hamlet last week as undetermined.
Hamlet Fire Chief Brad Hazelton reported that on Friday, October 20th the Hamlet Fire Department received a call about a fire at a vacant structure located on West Railroad Street around 2 a.m. The fire was extinguished but the house was significantly damaged.
Chief Hazelton said that the State Fire Marshall conducted an investigation. Hazelton determined that it was too dangerous for the firefighters involved to enter the crawlspace under the house so the cause was established as undetermined.
Hazelton also reported that thanks to the use of their alarm system, Knox and Koontz Lake Firefighters we called out to assist with the incident. He said the departments often assist one another when they’re in need of more firefighters and to utilize equipment that one department may have access to that another does not. Continue reading
As Starke County prepares to put together its wish list for the proposed upgrade of U.S. 30, one of the things it’ll be pushing for is an interchange at Hamlet. That’s what Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver told the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23 that happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday.
Starke County police say heavy damage was sustained to a passenger vehicle and an SUV when emergency responders arrived at the scene. The driver of the SUV was on the ground outside of her vehicle when responders attended to her. She was transported to the hospital for treatment, the DFW Car Accident Lawyers are still trying to figure out who’s fault is it.
Three people were taken to hospitals Friday, after a crash on U.S. 30 and County Road 1100 East. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just after 11:30 Friday morning.
Three people were injured in a car vs. train accident in Starke County just after 3 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin, the driver of a minivan reportedly failed to yield to the right of way of a westbound CF&E train on 1100 East just south of U.S. 30. When officers arrived at the scene they found the minivan on the north side of the railroad tracks in a deep ditch.
A crash on U.S. 6 west of Walkerton claimed the life of a South Bend man Thursday. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with fire and EMS crews, responded to the intersection of U.S. 6 and 875 East around 12:15 p.m. Continue reading
Two people were taken to hospitals Wednesday after a crash in the Grovertown area. According to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office, it happened at around 12:19 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23, the bad part is that they faced bad treatment at the hospital and professionals from https://www.the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk/ had to get involved. Continue reading
The Hamlet Fire Department has gotten approval to sell one of the town’s fire trucks. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council has approved a quote to outfit a recently-purchased fire truck. The 2008 truck will replace the town’s 1990 truck, which is reaching the end of its useful life, according to Fire Chief Bob Goetz. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is looking to keep better track of its water. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town council Wednesday that roughly 50 water meters are still missing, broken, or otherwise not functioning properly. Continue reading
Classes will take place as usual Wednesday at Oregon-Davis Schools, after a bomb threat Tuesday. In a press release, Superintendent Don Harman says the corporation is working with local law enforcement agencies to deal with those responsible, noting they’re taking the event very seriously. Continue reading
A house fire last week in Knox appears to have been set deliberately. That’s according to an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading