A cabin at the Sand Creek Campground at 1000N 350E in Jackson Township
burned to the ground on Monday, the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire
No was injured in the fire.
LTVFD Deputy Chief Tom Shapen told the Chesterton Tribune today that,
at around 12 p.m., Liberty and Chesterton firefighters--the latter
responding under an automatic mutual aid agreement--were dispatched to the
campground, after a cabin there was reported burning. The cabin proved to be
fully involved on firefighters’ arrival, Shapen said.
Also responding: the Westville department with a tanker.
Firefighters doused the blaze but were unable to save the cabin, which was
essentially destroyed. Shapen said that the cabin apparently was not being
used and not connected to utilities.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined and might never be known, given
the extent of the damage, Shapen noted. “There has to be evidence to
determine cause but in this case there really isn’t any because there was
nothing left of the cabin.”
Shapen was unable to estimate the value of the loss at this time.
The LTVFD cleared the scene around 1 p.m.