LPSO And Several Area Fire departments Assist In Fire

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office assisted several area fire departments this morning with house fire near Wanatah. The fire was reported by a passerby at 6:30 AM ( CST) on the 14000 block of S CR 1050 W. First arriving emergency responders reported smoke coming from the home. Firefighters were concerned upon their arrival that there may have been someone inside the residence because of vehicle parked in the driveway however after completing an interior search of the home, did not locate anyone inside. Six area fire departments were eventually called to the battle the fire which was brought under control by approximately 8:00 AM. The origin of the fire appeared to be in the attic space on the north end of the home. The roof was heavily damaged by fire with the entire structure sustaining extensive smoke and water damage. The owner of the residence was not at home at the time of the fire and was believed to be traveling out of the area for work. The Cass-Clinton Fire Department has not completed their cause and origin investigation however the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

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