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Cause Found in Fire Investigation at Local Business

Evidence in an analysis of the remains of a fire at Standard Pallet in Knox found that a lightning strike caused the fire at the business on 300 East, according to fire officials.

An investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office was at the scene this week to help determine the cause of the inferno. Four fire departments battled the blaze at the factory for about nine hours on Friday, Aug. 22.

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Fire Marshal to Investigate Factory Fire, City Council Praise Efforts of Firefighters

An investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be in Knox tomorrow to determine the cause of the fire at Standard Pallet on 300 East on Friday. Firefighters from four different fire departments were on the scene for nine hours to ensure that the fire was extinguished.

On Tuesday night, the Knox City Council members expressed their gratitude to the firefighters for their dedication to the safety of the citizens of Knox. It was noted that the firefighters are volunteers and it’s their life and time they put on the line to respond to a fire and to assist the needs of residents. Some firefighters made sure to notify employers of the situation last week and stayed on the scene to make sure that the area was secure before leaving.

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Knox Business Fire Investigation Delayed Until Friday

The investigation into the origin of a recent fire at a Knox business has been delayed. Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kenny Pfost says they will look into the cause of the Aug. 22 blaze at Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East on Friday. Continue reading

Cause of Friday Fire Under Investigation

Volunteer firefighters from four local departments spent the better part of Friday battling a blaze at a Knox business. The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East around 2 a.m. Continue reading

Knox Police Investigating Crash Involving Head Start Bus and Truck

These two vehicles were involved in the crash at Heaton and Lake Streets.

These two vehicles were involved in the crash at Heaton and Lake Streets.

Passengers on Marshall-Starke Head Start Bus 37 are getting checked out at IU Health Starke Memorial Hospital after their bus was struck by a truck this morning at the intersection of Heaton and Lake Streets in downtown Knox. There’s no word yet on the extent of their injuries, and the crash remains under investigation. The bus was crossing Lake Street and was struck by the truck, which is registered to Standard Pallet, Inc. of Knox. A witness told investigators the bus had the right-of-way.