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Woman dies in Union Township house fire

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A woman died on Thursday in a house fire in Union Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police is reporting.

The victim was identified as Barbara Conrick, 65.

According to police, at 2:02 p.m. the PCSP and multiple local fire departments responded to a house fire in the 400 block of Sturgeon Road, in the Salt Creek Commons subdivision.

Two homes were “badly burned,” police said, and a family dog also perished.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and further details had not been released today, but the State Fire Marshall and the Porter County Fire Investigation Strike Team were at the scene.

Also responding to the scene were the Union Township, Burns Harbor, Liberty Township, South Haven, Portage, Valparaiso, Washington Township, Hebron, and Lakes of Four Seasons fire departments; Porter EMS; and Porter County Central Communications.



Posted 12/9/2016




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