Porter County Firefighters were called to a residential fire in rural Jackson Township, with automatic aid units late Friday morning. The fire occurred in the 200 East block off County Road 650 North. Liberty Fire Chief Brian Duncan arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing from the roof line and ultimately called for a First Alarm and Tanker Plan One. Residents were safely evacuated with many thanks to working smoking detectors; which alerted the occupants.
Fire crews remained on scene for more than three hours with the fire being struck within the first hour. It was later learned Emergency Services were not immediately notified of the fire until the occupants determined the fire was out of their control after expending multiple fire extinguishers.
Assistant Fire Chief Michael Wineland reports one firefighter sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Several other agencies responded as well.