Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fire Destroys Home in Hammond

A home in Hammond was a complete loss due to a fire which struck the structure early Saturday morning.

According to Gary Newton, Chief of the Baldwin Station of United Fire and Rescue, firefighters were summoned to the scene of the blaze about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. He said the house, just east of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond on CTH TT, was fully engulfed in flames and the roof had already fallen in when firefighters arrived on the scene.

Newton said the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire. He did not know the cause of the blaze and said it remains under investigation.

Early Monday afternoon firefighters were summoned to the scene of a small grass fire east of Baldwin near USH 12. The fire was easily extinguished, Newton said.