Another township fire contract came before the Winamac Town Council when they met last week.Continue reading
Winamac officials will be working with the Town Attorney and Fire Department representatives to update their current contract and the associated ordinance.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
One of the first matters brought up when the Winamac Town Council held a special meeting with members of the Fire Department on Monday was the need for more firefighters.
Fire Chief Bill Weaver stated there are 16 members on the roster right now but two are inactive. He added that they’re looking at some prospective candidates currently. He explained that they’ve posted about the need for more members but haven’t had much luck getting people interested in serving. Continue reading
Firefighters from the Winamac Fire Department were called to a fire in an apartment at 109 East Pearl Street Wednesday afternoon.
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
Red Cross volunteers will be serving meals in Starke and Pulaski counties Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be available at the Monterey Fire Station from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Dinner will be served there from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Meals will also be served at the Winamac Fire Station from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST for lunch and 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. for dinner.
A single-vehicle crash in Pulaski County claimed the life of a Hamlet man and injured another. It happened Sunday afternoon at 3:22 p.m. on State Road 39 at County Road 100 South. Continue reading
The Winamac Fire Department is being told to step up its recruitment efforts. Town Council President Tom Murray made the request during last week’s council meeting. Continue reading
The Winamac Fire Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating an arson case at a home at 1172 W. 350 S. in the Winamac area.
Fire Chief Bill Weaver stated that the firefighters have been called to that abandoned residence four times. The Indiana State Fire Marshal was called to the scene after the fire started the second time and all accidental causes have been ruled out.
Firefighters from the Star City Fire Department were called out to a fire at 4882 W. 550 S. in the town of Pulaski Tuesday afternoon.
Star City Fire Chief Mark Fox said seven or eight cars caught fire and it is undetermined how the fires started. Fox does not know if he will continue with an investigation at this time.
The Winamac Fire Department assisted at the scene along with the Buffalo Township Fire Department. Firefighters were on the scene for two-and-a-half hours. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters were busy responding to various calls this weekend.
Spring fever has hit and everyone has been out cleaning yards and burning unwanted brush and leaves. Firefighters ask that you not burn anything outside on days where the gusty winds are forecast. It’s safer to put off until a calm wind is predicted in order to burn things outside.
An investigator with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be in Winamac today to delve further into what caused a late Friday night fire at Dillman Tire.
The Winamac Fire Department was called to the business located at the corner of Logan and Pearl Streets at approximately 11:20 p.m. ET as several people going by noticed smoke coming from the building.
An overnight fire destroyed a Winamac business.
Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver told WKVI that The Winamac Fire Department was called out at 11:20 p.m. ET Friday night to a fire at Dillman Tire, located at the corner of Logan and Pearl Streets. The fire started in the eastern part of the building where a workshop is located.
An early Monday morning fire destroyed the home of a Winamac family and now they’re in need of help.
Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver explained that the fire department was called to the Kevin Taylor home at 411 W. Main Street at about 5:50 a.m. ET. Taylor, his wife and two children made it out of the house safely before the fire department arrived at the scene.
Five new firefighters were hired to the Winamac Fire Department.
Fire Chief Bill Weaver told the town board that one of the applicants is fully trained except for training at the station with the trucks. The other four will need training.
The Winamac Fire Department was called to a house fire at Doug Sobczak’s residence at 626 N. Market Street on Tuesday, January 24th.
Winamac Fire Chief, Bill Weaver, said that the homeowner called and said there was a fire in the living room. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. A representative from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office was called to the scene and could not determine the cause of the fire. Damage was contained to the living room area.
No injuries were reported at the scene.
The Winamac Fire Department was called to two fires Monday.
Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver said that firefighters were called to an apartment fire at 303 N. Market Street at about 1:30 p.m. ET. They were able to get to the scene quickly and extinguish that fire. Weaver said that an investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office arrived on scene and determined that the fire started in the closet in a bedroom and that it was deliberately set. No arrests have been made yet in this arson case and the fire remains under investigation. If you have any information about this fire, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 946-6655.