A fire that occurred at a home in Knox Wednesday was investigated by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office on Thursday morning.Continue reading
A home west of Knox is a total loss following an early morning fire on Wednesday.Continue reading
Nearly 150 years ago on this day, the Great Chicago Fire broke out and spread across the city for days.
Every year, the first full week of October is recognized as Fire Prevention Week in the U.S. to commemorate the tragedy that took 300 lives, destroyed thousands of buildings, and caused an estimated $200 million in damages.Continue reading
A Knox resident is crediting the city’s first responders for saving the life of her son earlier this month. Elizabeth Darda expressed her thanks during Wednesday’s board of works meeting.Continue reading
A motorist with some apparent brake issues had a run in with a gas pump at the Phillips 66 on the corner of US 35 and SR 8 in Knox Wednesday evening.Continue reading
The City of Knox is recognizing Fire Prevention Month. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston discussed some of the planned activities with the city council Tuesday. “The fire department will start having classes with Little Lambs and Head Start on Wednesday and at the elementary school with the children on Thursday,” he said. “And I think it’s important to teach our kids, ‘Don’t play with fire.'”
When a man who was floating the river on Friday didn’t show up on time to a designated meet up area near the Yellow River Bridge at 500 East, people became concerned and called for help. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation is looking at a few ways to boost school safety. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board Tuesday he’s looking at adding a school resource officer.
The Starke County Commissioners considered the purchase of a Knox Box.
The Starke County Council members will discuss a request from Sheriff Bill Dulin about a new CAD system when they meet tonight. Sheriff Dulin said in a previous meeting that an update with the current system limits what the staff can use in terms of gathering pertinent information concerning drug cases for the application of grant funds. A new program could cost upwards of $150,000, which was the last preliminary estimate figured by Dulin, but he will have more information for the council members tonight.
The 2018 fire protection agreements between the City of Knox and Center and Jackson Townships were up for approval at the Knox City Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston stated that the proposed agreements are essentially the same as past years except they did one year rather than two year agreements this year. He said that decision was made because an election will be coming up and incoming groups can not be legally bound to an agreement. Continue reading
Firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 1515 S. Heaton Street in Knox Sunday evening.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost said they were called to the scene at 5:05 p.m. and remained at the scene for 2.5 hours. The fire was contained to a single apartment, but an adjacent unit suffered water damage.
The City of Knox has seen a spike in arson cases in the past month. “We’ve had three set fires in the City of Knox in a matter of a two-week period, ranging from, I believe, April 27 to May 10,” says Fire Chief Kenny Pfost. Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department will soon have some new rescue equipment thanks to a grant from Norfolk Southern Corporation. Continue reading
An investigator from the state fire marshal’s office has been called in to determine the cause and origin of a fire that destroyed a vacant home in downtown Knox last night. Continue reading
Temperatures are becoming more spring-like and it’s tempting to get out into the yard to get rid of leaves and brush left over from the winter months. The most common way to get rid of the debris is to burn it. On occasion, burn piles can get out of control, and the fire department is called to assist a homeowner in putting out the flames.
Firefighters have responded to several brush fires in the past few days.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost urges you to choose a nice day to burn any of that debris.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost asks you to be cautious if you plan to burn leaves on your property.
“First of all, try not to burn on a windy day,” said Pfost. “It seems like that’s when we have the most fires is when it’s really windy. Choose a calm day. Also, make sure you’re compliant with local ordinances. Have a water source and try not to burn outside of what you can handle. Don’t burn after dark.”
Working smoke alarms are responsible for saving the lives of at least 70 individuals statewide this year.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost echoes that statement released by the Indiana State Fire Marshal and encourages all residents to have smoke detectors on all levels of the home.
“Make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home and change the batteries at least once a year. We always tell people that the beginning of October is a good time to change those batteries,” said Pfost.
The investigation into the origin of a recent fire at a Knox business has been delayed. Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kenny Pfost says they will look into the cause of the Aug. 22 blaze at Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East on Friday. Continue reading
Volunteer firefighters from four local departments spent the better part of Friday battling a blaze at a Knox business. The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East around 2 a.m. Continue reading