Overnight fire destroys Jasper garageAugust 30, 2015
By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer
JASPER — A passerby alerted a family and authorities to an overnight fire today that destroyed a detached garage on Schuetter Road.
A Jasper Volunteer Fire Department firefighter coming home from a tractor pull heard the 1:58 a.m. call, jumped in Fire Engine No. 2 at the north-side station and was on the scene in minutes but the brick, two-car, detached garage at the John King residence at 161 Schuetter Road was already engulfed in flames, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang.
“The department did a really good job getting there quick, preventing the house from burning,” Hochgesang said.
There were no vehicles in the garage at the time of the fire.
“They (the vehicles) were in the driveway,” Hochgesang said. “(John King) was able to move those. Some passerby knocked on the door and alerted them to the fire. They were able to get outside and move some of the cars.
The garage had electricity to it but the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
Hochgesang said the home also sustained some damage.
“They had double-pane windows and it broke the outside pane but not the inside pane,” the chief said. There was also some siding damage and discoloration of some brick on the home, he added.
The King residence is near the Indiana State Police post and traffic on U.S. 231 was shut down at Schuetter Road during the fire response.
Five trucks and 24 firefighters were on the scene for one hour and 40 minutes.
The Jasper Police Department, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services also assisted.
Contact Bill Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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