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Newton County, IN fire does $50,000 damage

A Wednesday morning tool shed fire in Newton County DID $50,000 damage. 23 firefighters spent around two hours fighting the blaze near the Illinois state line.

The fire was reported just before 7 am at 8224 S 675 W in rural Washington Township.

Brook-Iroquois Township Volunteer Fire Chief Kyle Conrad said mutual aide came from Kentland and Morocco and Donovan.

The fire was believed to have been started by a faulty block heater on a tractor that was stored inside the shed.
Around $50,000 worth of damage was caused in the fire.

94.1 WGFA