No one was hurt in
a pole barn fire on Thursday in the 800 block of North Calumet Ave., near
Tratebas Road in Liberty Township, the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire
Department is reporting.
According to the
LTVFD, firefighters responded to the scene at 6 p.m. and found on their
arrival a working fire in a pole barn with heavy smoke at the rear of the
structure. Because no easily accessible hydrants are located in the area,
Assistant Fire Chief Michael Wineland implemented a tanker plan, but crews
“were able to quickly extinguish the fire battling the winter weather in the
brisk cold air.”
No one was inside
the pole barn at the time of the fire and no firefighters were hurt at the
The cause of the
fire remains undetermined, Fire Chief Brian Duncan said, and is under
investigation by the Porter County Fire Investigation Strike Team.
Assisting LTVFD at
the scene were the Chesterton, Porter, South Haven, and Washington Township
FDs. Also on the scene were the Porter County Sheriff’s Police and Porter
Regional Hospital EMS.