KOKOMO – Firefighters with the Kokomo Fire Department spent several hours early-Tuesday morning working to contain a fire that broke out at the Kokomo Tribune offices, at the intersection of Union and Mulberry streets.
According to fire officials, first responders were dispatched to the area around 3:50 a.m., in reference to heavy smoke coming from the building, and crews eventually left the scene around 10 a.m.
A fire report was not yet completed as of late-Tuesday afternoon due to compiling of all the information needed for the investigation, but KFD Fire Inspector Glenda Myers said the smoke and water damage is extensive throughout the building, though she did not indicate whether she believed the building is a total loss at this point.
“I would say it [damage] is major, because they had to put a lot of water on it,” she said. “I haven’t compiled all that information, and we don’t have reports on it or anything, but the basement’s full.”