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CFD: High winds drop tree on house on South Sixth

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Thursday’s high winds dropped a tree on house in the 700 block of South Sixth Street, the Chesterton Fire Department said.

Lt. Brandon Smith told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at 4:22 p.m., firefighters responded to the scene, to find the tree fallen onto the house’s roof and resting on an arcing NIPSCO power line.

The line, in turn, ignited the tree, which eventually burned through the wire, cutting power to much of the neighborhood, Smith said.

At that point--around 4:55 p.m.--the CFD cleared the scene, with the exception of Fire Chief John Jarka, who remained to monitor the situation until a NIPSCO crew arrived about 10 minutes later.

No one was injured in the incident, Smith said, and while the tree did do damage to the house it appeared not to have breached the roof.

 

 

Posted 4/7/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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