Indiana News

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Fire damages KFC fast-food restaurant in Noblesville; no injuries

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A fast-food restaurant in Noblesville suffered damages after catching fire early Thursday morning. The Noblesville Fire Department said in a social media post at 4:21 a.m. that crews responded to a report of a business fire at the KFC located at 400 Sheridan Road on the city’s west side. Firefighters say the building was unoccupied when the call was made reporting heavy smoke coming from the restaurant. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There is no word on how badly damaged the restaurant is or if and when it will re-open.
WISH-TV CW 8 Indianapolis

Rogue mattress on I-65 causes semi fire in Greenwood

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Indiana State Police is reminding drivers to safely secure their belongings after a loose mattress caused a semi fire on Interstate 65 in Greenwood Wednesday morning. According to ISP Sgt. John Perrine, the mattress caused the semi to catch fire on I-65 near Main Street around 7:30 a.m. May 22, forcing rush-hour traffic down to one lane going southbound for several hours. Nine Greenwood Fire Department units assisted in the incident. According to Greenwood Fire Department Public Information Office Tyler Swardson, the semi was loaded with flattened cardboard from a cardboard supplier. When the semi went over the mattress, the mattress got kicked up into the wheel well area of the semi, with the friction from the tire movement and high heat from the brakes causing the mattress to catch fire.
WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Lafayette Fire Department volunteers with Tippy Stars baseball league

VIDEO/PHOTO: The Lafayette Fire Department spent their Sunday evening volunteering with Tippy Stars Baseball. Going on it's 13th year, Tippy Stars is an inclusive league for youth with special needs. The Lafayette Fire Department is spending three of their evenings this summer on the baseball field with them. Both on shift department members and those off-duty are helping out. "It's a lot of fun. As soon as the guys got here, smiles on our face, smiles on the kid's face and that's what it's all about," said Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Blacker. "It's a good stress relief for us, because with days like yesterday, we had a hard day at the fire house." Julie Smith is a co-organizer of Tippy Stars. The idea came from wanting to find inclusive activities for two of her children with special needs. From there, a community of those alike joined.
WLFI-TV CBS/CW+ 18 Lafayette

Crews called to mobile home fire in Evansville

Crews were called to the scene of a mobile home fire in Evansville on Tuesday. Dispatchers say fire crews were called to a home on Carolina Avenue around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Carolina Pointe Mobile Home Park just off of Allens Lane. Officials at the scene told our news crew that the fire was accidental, and started by someone who was using a propane torch to clear grass to resurface. They say wind pushed the fire into the trailer. Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly and keep it from spreading. We're told the trailer is salvageable, and that no one was living there.
WEVV-TV CBS/FOX/MyNetworkTV 44 Evansville

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