No one was injured Wednesday in a fire which destroyed a bedroom in the home
at 818N 500E in Jackson Township, the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire
Fire Chief Brian Duncan told the Chesterton Tribune today that
firefighters were dispatched to the residence at 6:55 a.m. and on their
arrival found flames showing from two of the ranch house’s windows. By that
point the fire had also extended somewhat into the attic, Duncan said.
Assisted by the Chesterton and Westville departments, the LTVFD used 4,000
gallons to extinguish the blaze, which appears to have started in a bedroom.
Duncan had no estimate on damage but did say that the bedroom was gutted and
an adjacent kitchen also damaged, with light smoke damage throughout the
Some amount of overal was needed in the bedroom and some ceilings were
pulled as well to check for extension.
The fire is presumed accidental but the Porter County Fire Investigation
Strike Team has not yet determined a cause, Duncan said.
The LTVFD cleared the scene at 11:30 a.m.