A structure fire east of Knox Thursday afternoon remains under investigation by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. Washington Township Fire Chief Stuart Short says crews were called to the 700 block of East County Road 200 North around 2:40 p.m. and remained on the scene for about an hour.Continue reading
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
An investigator with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the cause of a fire at a Knox home was accidental.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department quickly extinguished a house fire early Friday morning.Continue reading
Three kayakers floating on the Yellow River encountered an issue upon nearing an area ¼ mile west of 1100 E. in Starke County Saturday night.Continue reading
Washington Township Fire Chief Stuart Short reports a persistent fire at a residence on State Road 8 was finally extinguished around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
As a reminder, The Washington Township Fire Department first responded to the scene of the fire Tuesday evening.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
Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 8500 E. block of 75 N. in Starke County around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department and surrounding agencies spent multiple hours battling a house fire on 200 S Monday evening.Continue reading
Firefighters were called to a pole barn fire in the 10,900 East block of 150 N. Monday morning.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department firefighters battled an outbuilding fire Wednesday morning.
Firefighters from several departments told the Starke County Commissioners on Monday night that they continue to have problems with radio communication.
A 1970 American LaFrance Aero Chief Fire Truck that made its way from Stark County, Ohio to Starke County, Indiana has a new home at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department thanks to a local donor.
The truck has a boom that extends up to 90 feet and is fully functional. Assistant Fire Chief Dave Pearman said department officials are extremely grateful to Melba Shilling for providing this donation. Continue reading
Firefighters responded to the call of a house fire in the 11,000 E. block of 150 S. on Monday.
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.
Shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 22nd, the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox City Police, Starke County EMS, Knox Fire Department and Washington Township Fire Department responded to a traffic accident on State Road 8 near 600 East.
According to the police report, the accident involved three vehicles. The preliminary investigation indicates that a male juvenile was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am traveling east on State Road 8 when he veered across the center line, striking a full-size handicap Ford van, occupied by a male and female traveling west on SR 8. 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
A fire that started in a garage at Bass Lake that spread to a home Wednesday night was deemed accidental.
Bass Lake firefighters, with the assistance of the Washington Township Fire Department, put out the blaze at the scene on the south side of Bass Lake. Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen told WKVI News that they were on the scene for about four hours. The Indiana State Fire Marshal was at the scene Friday to assess the damage and cause of the fire.
Members of the Bass Lake Fire Department battled a garage fire and a house fire Wednesday night.
Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen said they were called to the scene on the southside of the lake at 10:30 p.m. CT and the fire had spread to a neighboring home. Jensen said the garage was a total loss and the house suffered some damage.
The Indiana State Fire Marshal will visit the scene today (Friday) help investigate the cause of the fire.
No injuries were reported. Crews from the Washington Township Fire Department assisted.