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How I spent my Easter

Fire on Easter damaged a home near Wolf Lake, although no one was injured.

Three fire departments were needed to control the blaze at 4790 S 200 W, which was discovered by a relative at 5:39 p.m., according to the Noble County Sheriff's Department. The cause remained under investigation, but was believed to have begun in a truck parked inside an attached garage. The truck was reportedly left running, and was still turned on when firefighters gained entry to the structure.

The garage and two story wood frame home were already filled with heavy smoke when the fire was discovered, and Noble Township firefighters arrived to find the garage engulfed in flames, with fire spreading into residence. They quickly called for a full response from the Thorn Creek Fire Department in Whitley County, and a short time later called a rescue truck, water tanker and manpower from the Albion Fire Department to the scene.

Firefighters were able to stop the spread of flames further into the house, although the building and its contents were heavily damaged. The roof of the gutted garage began to cave in, endangering firefighters as they attempted to extinguish the last of the flames, but no injuries were reported. The pickup truck, along with a car also parked inside the garage, were heavily damaged.

Mutual aid fire departments cleared the scene after about two hours, while Noble Township firefighters remained to finish extinguishing the fire and investigate the cause. The Noble County EMS had a unit on standby at the fire scene, and police units assisted with traffic when the narrow county road became clogged with emergency vehicles.



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Apr. 9th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
They left the truck running in the garage?? Was the door closed??

*boggles at stupid people*

Glad no one ended up hurt at least....
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
It's not uncommon around here for people to start their vehicles for a few minutes before moving them out ... which is bad from a carbon monoxide standpoint even if you leave the garage door open. But if the story I heard is correct, the elderly occupant of this home basically forgot they'd started the car, so it sat in there and ran and ran ... not good.
Apr. 9th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this insight. Glad no one was hurt. And who leaves a vehicle running in such and enclosed space?
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
People who haven't considred the possible consequences ...
Apr. 9th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Wow do you know how to celebrate a holiday or what! Scary pictures, glad you are okay.

Apr. 10th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Okay? Well, the doctor diagnosed me today with strep throat, so I don't know if I'd say okay. :-) But the fire didn't have anything to do with that, except to maybe aggravate the condition.
Apr. 10th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
{{{{hugs and healing vibes}}} on the strep. I avoid the strep like the plague (of course living out here where there are still annual deaths from the plague perhaps I should avoid the plague like the plague LOL).

Apr. 11th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'd say you're better off avoiding the plague! Despite what Anya says in my story, very few people actually die from strep throat. :-0
Apr. 9th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
You get the feeling that some people just want to set things on fire, don't you?
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
It does sometimes seem that way ...
Apr. 9th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
That's a sucky way to spend Easter. I'm glad no one was hurt (especially firefighters).
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Yes, no damage done that can't be repaired or replaced ...
Apr. 9th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you're safe. What a bunch of plonkers to leave an engine running.
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
engine running
I never do that. Couldn't afford the gas anyway!
Apr. 10th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
Re: engine running
A school friend of my husband's died of carbon monoxide poisoning from doing that, so it would never occur to me to leave an engine running in an enclosed space. There are so many reasons why it's a moronic thing to do.
Apr. 11th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
moronic things
I saved a family from carbon monoxide poisoning once; one of my proudest moments as a dispatcher, recognizing the symptoms and instructing the caller to get everyone out of the house right away. Then the newspaper came out with this big front page story about how the kid who called 911 saved his family ... *sigh* :-)
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Apr. 10th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Yum ... Easter eggs. Warmed up, with salt ...

Yes, they were very lucky.
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)

Good thing everyone's alritgh thopugh. But geez!
Apr. 11th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that pretty much says it all!
Apr. 13th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
look at that sexy ozma in uniform! ..I mean.. erm, nice icon..
sorry you had to spend your easter that way. But I'm glad you're okay :)
Hopefully you'll get to feeling better soon, too. I'm know you feel icky enough without being around all that smoke.
Apr. 13th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Re: look at that sexy ozma in uniform! ..I mean.. erm, nice icon..
I shouldn't have gone to the fire. It was almost a comedy of errors, that I ended up just happening to be at the fire station when they paged for us to respond to the scene. Story of my life, I either miss a call, or make one when I should have stayed home. :-)
Apr. 13th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
A fellow UEer friend of mine turned me onto this site:

Fire Pics

Apr. 13th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
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