Indiana Firefighters Work to Save Multiple Homes as Brush Fire Jumps Ravine

Date:

Share post:

Liberty Township, Indiana, November 16, 2023 – Firefighters from Indiana, including teams from Beverly Shores and Kouts, successfully saved multiple homes after a brush fire jumped a ravine in Liberty Township. The fire, Wednesday near 700 North and 50 West, quickly spread across 6.5 acres of woodland. The prompt response of Assistant Chief Michael Wineland and subsequent teams, amid a manpower shortage, was crucial in controlling the rapidly advancing fire.

Utilizing brush trucks, ATVs, and water packs, the firefighters worked tirelessly for over three hours to extinguish the flames. Their efforts ensured that only a minor shed was damaged, while several homes were saved from imminent danger.

The incident underscores the need for responsible burning practices in Porter County, where open burning is prohibited by Indiana Code. Residents are advised to utilize compost sites for yard waste disposal.

The Liberty Township Fire Department, emphasizing the crucial role of volunteer firefighters, is seeking new members. Interested parties are encouraged to contact them via email at info@libertyfd.org or by visiting the fire station for applications.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

GoFundMe Raises $26k for Michigan Splash Pad Shooting Victims

Rochester Hills, MI - In the aftermath of the tragic splash pad shooting on Auburn Road that left...

Nebraska Weather Alert: Norfolk NWR Transmitter Down During Severe Storm Forecast

Norfolk, NE - The Norfolk NWR Transmitter has experienced a hardware failure, preventing it from disseminating weather warnings. According...

Southwestern Michigan Faces Potential Flooding as Storms Arrive Sunday Night

Grand Rapids, MI - Southwestern Michigan is preparing for a stormy night as a complex of showers and...

Minneapolis Region Flash Flood Watch Issued: Severe Weather Threatens Twin Cities

Twin Cities, MN - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Minneapolis region,...