firefighters responded to a siding fire on Saturday at 772 Coffee Creek
Drive in the Morningside subdivision.
Fire Chief John
Jarka told the Chesterton Tribune this morning that, at 11:08 a.m.,
the CFD was dispatched to the residence after a pile of “combustibles” next
to the garage--consisting of pallets, pieces of siding and trim, and the odd
tire--ignited, and that fire, in turn, extended to the exterior wall of the
On the CFD’s
arrival, firefighters found that the blaze was mostly out, thanks to the
homeowner’s use of a garden hose, Jarka said. Firefighters poured a few more
gallons on the pile, then removed some siding to check for extension in the
wall and attic. There was none.
The cause of the
fire remains undetermined, Jarka said. He estimated damage to the garage
siding at around $10,000.
The CFD cleared the
scene at 11:45 a.m.