Putnamville Troopers Respond to Two Fires

On March 12th at approximately 7:49am, Indiana State Police Troopers Todd Brown, David Petrowski, James Crisp, and Kyle Hall witnessed smoke coming from the area of county roads 850 North and 225 West in Clay County and responded to the area. The troopers located a shed fire, spreading fast to a nearby residence at 8545 North County Road 225 West, and immediately contacted the Clay County Emergency Dispatch Center for fire suppression units. Troopers Crisp, Hall, and Petrowski entered the residence to check for occupants, while Master Trooper Brown relayed emergency information to the ISP Region V Dispatch Center. No occupants were found inside the home. Troopers then utilized their fire extinguishers to keep the fire from spreading to the house from the fully engulfed shed and subsequent grass fire. Posey Township Firefighters arrived a short time later and extinguished the rest of the blaze. Five hours later, at approximately 12:28 on the same day, Troopers James Crisp and Kyle Hall responded to a grass fire in the median of eastbound Interstate 70 near the 48 mile marker (Putnam County). The fire was approximately twenty five feet in length and due to the quick action of the troopers responding and utilizing their standard issued fire extinguishers, the fire was completely extinguished. Responding fire units were given a disregard. There were no reports of injuries.


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