On Saturday evening 3-3-18 A-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Battalion 5 and Medic 13 responded to Dragoon and Blackberry for a car into a tree with one patient with serious injuries.
Sunday police are investigating what caused a car to drive or roll into the St. Joseph River.
Sunday morning they found a man dead inside the car.
It happened in the Baugo Bay in Osceola.
It’s in the 700 block of Vistula Road.
The man who died has been identified as 31-year-old Houston Rayburn of Mishawaka.
A passerby found the car around 7:30 a.m.
Water rescuers and emergency responders pronounced Rayburn dead at the scene.
“It seems as if the car drove into the water I think it was sort of the indication we certainly have had instances in the past where people have wither been unfamiliar with this area or have gotten disoriented and wound up driving into the river straight down this street,” said Assistant Chief William Thompson, St. Joseph County Police Department.
Police think the vehicle went into the water around 2 a.m.
C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5, Clay Engine 25, Medic 24, Mishawaka Engine 4 and Battalion 1 responded to the 11000 block of Jefferson Road for the well-involved house fire. In the Mishawaka area, crews battled a fully involved house fire Saturday. It broke out on the 11000 block of Jefferson Road just before 9 p.m. Multiple departments responded. Fire crews on scene told WSBT 22 the home appeared to be abandoned and they found no one inside.
C-Shift Squad 14 and Tanker 13 responded Mutual Aid to this working fire in Mishawaka on Saturday afternoon 2-17-18 on Bremen Highway across from Meijer.
It was a busy Saturday afternoon for Mishawaka firefighters as they worked to put out a garage fire.
The fire broke out at around 1 p.m. in the 3700 block of Bremen Highway on the city’s south side.
The fire department shared pictures of a huge plume of smoke rising from the garage.
Crews said a lack of hydrants in the area made it difficult to get water.
No word on what caused the fire or if anyone was hurt.