Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wildland fire Sunday at
the Moraine Nature Preserve near County Road 650N and Harvest Road in rural
Jackson Township, LTFD said.
According to LTFD,
at approximately 2:30 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Wineland arrived on
the scene of a wildland fire with initial estimates of more than 10 acres
burning. Other departments were called to assist due to the remote location
of the fire. Fire crews had to travel to the remote location on foot and by
The LTFD concluded
in its initial investigation that the fire originated in an unattended burn
pit off of Harvest road that wasn’t properly extinguished. Weather
conditions then caused the fire to spread into the Moraine Nature Preserve.
LTFD would like to
remind everyone to act responsibility and be safe, as open burning is
prohibited in Porter County under Indiana law.
were: Washington Township Fire Department, Westville Community Fire
Department, Morgan Township Fire Department, Porter Fire Department, South
Haven Fire Department, and National Park Service Fire Management.