Sunday House Fire Remains Under Investigation

June 16, 2024 at 5:11 p.m.
A panoramic view shows the scene of Sunday afternoon's fire on Old 30W, with multiple fire departments responding to a house fire. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
A panoramic view shows the scene of Sunday afternoon's fire on Old 30W, with multiple fire departments responding to a house fire. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union

By DAVID L. SLONE Managing Editor

Cause and origin of a fire Sunday afternoon on West Old 30, Warsaw, remain under investigation.
Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Battalion Chief Shade Keeney said they were dispatched at 3:26 p.m. to a residental structure fire at 2706 W. Old 30.
“Upon my arrival, we had a working residence fire,” he said. Asked if the fire was limited to the garage on the back side of the house, he said that was still under investigation. “We had a heavy fire on the back side. It’s currently under investigation. Until that investigation is complete, we won’t have the area of origin.”

    The backside of the home shows extensive damage on the garage side. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
 
 

With limited information around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, he could not say the cause of the fire or who called the fire in, but the fire was under control.
No injuries were reported.
County records indicate the property is owned by Brad M. and April M. Eberly.
“Our crews are working over the scene and the investigation is ongoing,” Keeney said.
By the time the fire was under control, it was 89 degrees in Warsaw and sunny. Keeney said the heat was certainly a concern with the crews.
“Our guys have worked several cycles so (we’re) keeping an eye on their well-being with the heat. It’s certainly one of our priorities here. Everyone is doing well at this point,” he stated.
Along with the WWFT, agencies assisting Warsaw included full assists from Winona Lake and Atwood fire departments; manpower and engine from Burket Fire Department; Lutheran EMS; Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office; Warsaw Police Department and NIPSCO.

    Firefighters work in the garage area. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
 
 


Cause and origin of a fire Sunday afternoon on West Old 30, Warsaw, remain under investigation.
Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Battalion Chief Shade Keeney said they were dispatched at 3:26 p.m. to a residental structure fire at 2706 W. Old 30.
“Upon my arrival, we had a working residence fire,” he said. Asked if the fire was limited to the garage on the back side of the house, he said that was still under investigation. “We had a heavy fire on the back side. It’s currently under investigation. Until that investigation is complete, we won’t have the area of origin.”

    The backside of the home shows extensive damage on the garage side. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
 
 

With limited information around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, he could not say the cause of the fire or who called the fire in, but the fire was under control.
No injuries were reported.
County records indicate the property is owned by Brad M. and April M. Eberly.
“Our crews are working over the scene and the investigation is ongoing,” Keeney said.
By the time the fire was under control, it was 89 degrees in Warsaw and sunny. Keeney said the heat was certainly a concern with the crews.
“Our guys have worked several cycles so (we’re) keeping an eye on their well-being with the heat. It’s certainly one of our priorities here. Everyone is doing well at this point,” he stated.
Along with the WWFT, agencies assisting Warsaw included full assists from Winona Lake and Atwood fire departments; manpower and engine from Burket Fire Department; Lutheran EMS; Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office; Warsaw Police Department and NIPSCO.

    Firefighters work in the garage area. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
 
 


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