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Fire destroys cabin at Sand Creek Campground

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A cabin at the Sand Creek Campground at 1000N 350E in Jackson Township burned to the ground on Monday, the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department said.

No was injured in the fire.

LTVFD Deputy Chief Tom Shapen told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at around 12 p.m., Liberty and Chesterton firefighters--the latter responding under an automatic mutual aid agreement--were dispatched to the campground, after a cabin there was reported burning. The cabin proved to be fully involved on firefighters’ arrival, Shapen said.

Also responding: the Westville department with a tanker.

Firefighters doused the blaze but were unable to save the cabin, which was essentially destroyed. Shapen said that the cabin apparently was not being used and not connected to utilities.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined and might never be known, given the extent of the damage, Shapen noted. “There has to be evidence to determine cause but in this case there really isn’t any because there was nothing left of the cabin.”

Shapen was unable to estimate the value of the loss at this time.

The LTVFD cleared the scene around 1 p.m.

Posted 7/2/2013