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CFD: Pile of combustibles ignites next to garage

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Chesterton 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 garage.

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.


Posted 4/30/2018




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