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 email@example.com or by visiting the fire station for applications.