Grovertown Fire Cause Remains Under Investigation

The cause of this house fire on 200 N. east of 900 E. in Grovertown remains under investigation.
The cause of this house fire on 200 N. east of 900 E. in Grovertown remains under investigation.

An investigator from the state fire marshal’s office will be in Starke County today to investigate the origin of a house fire in Grovertown. The Washington Township Fire Department received the call around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, according to Assistant Chief Dave Pearman. The house at 200 North and 900 West was fully engulfed when they arrived. Firefighters from Hamlet, Koontz Lake and Knox also assisted, and with their help the blaze was contained in about 30 minutes. Pearman says the owners were home when the fire started. No injuries were reported.

Richard Norton

Funeral services for Richard Norton, 72, of Grovertown, are Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m. EDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be given to Southern Care Hospice.

Helen McCarty

Funeral services for Helen McCarty, 87, of Grovertown, are Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m. CDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from 4 until 8 Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Eagle Creek Church.

Dorothy Ulrich

Funeral services for Dorothy Ulrich, 83, of Grovertown, are Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, with visitation from noon until the time of service.