firefighters responded to a fire on Wednesday in Comcast/xFinity box at the
Eagle Crossing apartments, at the intersection of Rail Road and Kelle Drive
in Coffee Creek Center.
Fire Chief John
Jarka told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at 12:48 p.m.,
firefighters were dispatched to 2211 Kelle Drive after a fire was reported
outside the building. They found on their arrival that a utility box
attached to the building on the front porch was burning and quickly doused
the blaze with a dry chemical extinguisher and water can.
checked the building for extension and found none.
investigation, it was found that a Comcast/xFinity “node”--which transitions
fiber option cable into coaxial cable--had caught fire. The cause of the
fire remains undetermined, as “all items in the outdoor box were consumed by
the fire,” Jarka said.
Because the node is
supplied by an electric meter and has connections underground near other
utilities, NIPSCO gas and electric service personnel responded to the scene
as well to ensure their utilities were undamaged, Jarka added.
The CFD cleared the
scene at 1:10 p.m.