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House fire in Jackson Township

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Liberty Township Volunteer firefighters battled a house fire on Saturday in the 600 north block of Old Suman Road in Jackson Township.

Residents of the home were out at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

According to the LTVFD, firefighters--assisted by the Washington Township and Westville FDs--were dispatched at approximately 4:30 p.m. On his arrival Fire Chief Brian Duncan requested an initial tanker plan, and then subsequently a supplementary one, due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area. Mutual aid units responding to the tanker plans were the Pine, Morgan Township Volunteer, South Haven, Chesterton, and Porter FDs.

The fire appears to have started in the garage, with a vehicle inside, and was extending into the residence as the first departments on the scene arrived, and firefighters remained on the scene for more than four hours battling the blaze and then conducting overhaul operations.

“The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and remains under investigation,” the LTVFD said.

“Residents may have noticed an increase in emergency traffic near Ind. 49 and U.S. Highway 6, as emergency vehicles were filling with water from hydrants there to shuttle back to the scene,” the LTVD added.

The LTVFD is responsible for fire protection services in Jackson Township.


Posted 6/8/2020







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