On Sunday 4-1-18 A-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5, and Tanker 14 along with Clay Engine 25 responded to a working garage fire at 56171 Harmon Dr. Units arrived to find an unattached garage on fire with exposure problems. Mishawaka FD units responded but were held in staging and returned. Here is a photo from the scene.
On Sunday evening 3-25-18 at approx. 2340hrs C-Shift Squad 14, Squad 13, Medic 13, Battalion 5, SWCFT Engine 42, as well as SBFD Medic 10 responded to a serious personal injury rollover crash at Ironwood and Jackson Roads. SBFD Medic 10 arrived first to find one vehicle rolled over with an unconscious patient. Units performed a rapid extrication and Medic 10 transported a 911 trauma to Memorial. Here are some photos from the one vehicle crash.
Penn Fire units along with most of the other departments in St. Joseph County have been very busy the past week with grass fires. The photos from this one come from a fire Penn Fire responded to at 58199 Beehler Road on Sunday 3-25-18. Approximately 2 acres of woods was burned due to careless burning of trash. It is way to dry and windy to be burning as well as a violation of the county open burning ordinance.
About 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms sold in the U.S. and another 40,000 sold in Canada are being recalled due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
Models PI2010 and PI9010 are being recalled. The issue is a yellow cap possibly left on the smoke alarm during the manufacturing process that may cover one of two sensors, compromising its ability to detect smoke.
Consumers are advised to remove the alarm from the wall or ceiling, inspect it for the presence of a yellow cap and immediately contact Kidde if one is located. The potentially defective smoke alarm should only be discarded once a replacement is received and installed.
For more information, consumers can call Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Those who prefer not to call can go online can visit http://www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
Several fire departments responded to a residential fire in the 63300 block of Mulberry Road Wednesday night.
The call came in at approximately 9:15 p.m., dispatchers said.
The home, which is in southwest St. Joseph County, showed damage to the exterior, and Mulberry Road between New Road and Madison Road was closed off, as of about 10:30 p.m.
At least 14 tankers were called to the scene, and NewsCenter 16 learned that the fire started in the garage before spreading to the main house.
Officials say everyone was able to get out of the house, but they are not certain that all the animals living in the house were able to escape.
We will update this story with information as it becomes available.