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
“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.