WARSAW — At approximately 7:41 p.m. Sept. 13 Kosciusko County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of a garage fire at 411 East Pope St., Warsaw. According to occupants, an unknown male was knocking on the front door and alerted them of the garage fire. Occupants called 911 and used a garden hose to attempt to extinguish the fire.
Warsaw – Wayne Fire Territory responded with apparatus from both stations, arrived on scene and was able to contain the growing fire to the interior of the garage that was attached to the residence.
Firefighters assisted by Winona Lake Fire Department worked to extinguish the fire in the garage, was able to maintain the majority of the damage to the garage area. The attached residence did suffer from minor smoke damage, and exterior wall damage.
The owners and occupants along Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brumfield and their two canines escaped from the residence with no injuries. Lutheran EMS Kosciusko was on scene to help the firefighters with safety and the owners, occupants of the residence. American Red Cross came to the scene to assist the homeowners, occupants. 1-800-BoardUp was requested to the residence to board and secure the damaged area.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, however believed at this time to be accidental. Fire apparatus was on scene until approximately 10 p.m. helping the residence