Food burning on a
stove smoked up a residence this morning in the 1300 block of Aspen Drive in
the Whispering Sands Manufactured Home Community, the Liberty Township
Volunteer Fire Department is reporting.
According to a
statement released today, at 9:30 a.m. the LTVFD, as well as the Chesterton
and South Haven FDs under mutual aid agreements, responded to a report of a
possible residential structure fire.
On his arrival CFD
Chief John Jarka saw nothing visible from the outside but later discovered
that a kitchen fire had started when food began burning on the stove after a
dog in the home somehow managed to activate the stove. The residents
returned sometime later to find smoke in their home.
“All occupants were
safely evacuated upon fire crews arriving,” the statement said. “Fire
personnel on scene ventilated the structure of smoke. The residence remains
livable as no damage to the structure was sustained.”
The LTVFD thank the
Chesterton and South Haven FDs, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, and