UPDATE — It will be a sad Christmas for those residing at 608 N. Lincoln Street, Warsaw, as a member of their family was lost in a house fire earlier this evening. Attempts by paramedics with Lutheran EMS Kosciusko to revive a 2-year-old German shepherd/husky were unsuccessful.
Warsaw-Wayne Fire Department was notified around 5:25 p.m. of a house full of smoke at the Lincoln Street address. The male occupant of the home was able to exit the home, but the family pet was reported still inside and unresponsive. Firefighters located the K-9 and brought the pet out to paramedics. Paramedics attempted for over 5 minutes to revive the dog.
Warsaw/Wayne Township Fire Capt. Brooke Murphy reported Engine 3 was the first engine on scene and reported a working house fire. A full assist from Winona Lake was called. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was contained to an upstairs bedroom.
Firefighters remained at the scene continuing to check for any hot spots remaining from the fire. The cause is still being investigated.
Leesburg and Pierceton Fire Departments were placed on standby for Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Department.
According to the county GIS mapping system, the home is owned by Timothy R. Shinkle II.
WARSAW — Warsaw Police along with Warsaw Fire Department are en route to North Lincoln Street, near Lindberg Drive, where a homeowner is reporting there is smoke in his residence.
Winona Lake Fire Department has been called for a full assist.