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Man dies in Portage Township camper fire

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A man died on Thursday in a camper fire in Portage Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

The victim was identified as David Hartley, 70.

According to police, at 5:51 p.m. the South Haven Fire Department and EMS, along with the PCSP, responded to an active structure fire in the area of U.S. Highway 6 and C.R. 450W (Samuelson Road). On their arrival, responders found a fully engulfed camper fire, police said, from which Hartley’s body was subsequently recovered.

The Indiana State Fire Marshall is currently investigating the fire but PCSP detectives have advised that initial investigation indicates “nothing suspicious with Mr. Hartley’s death,” police said.

No further information was available this morning, police added.

Assisting the SHFD at the scene were the Liberty Township, Burns Harbor, Portage, and Union Township FDs.


Posted 3/3/2017




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