- Posted February 1, 2014 by
Rural Oaktown Fire Destroys Residence/Business
Oaktown fire fighters along with fire crews from Vincennes Twp, Washington Twp, Jackson Twp, Carlisle Fire And others are currently battling a residential/business fire. A large structure fire was reported in Knox County at 1100 257 N. Texas Gas Road southwest of Oaktown, Indiana. Stacks of pallets and anhydrous ammonia was only a few of the dangers on the scene. There was also reports of guns and ammo inside the structure. No information is available at this time as to the cause of this fire or information as to any injuries. There was reports of 11 fire companies who responded. The Fire Chief on scene reports that there was no release of chemicals due to the fire and no evacuations are needed. The home and business includes a music shop and a melon packing shed where watermelon and Cantaloupe melons are processed from the family farm in Knox County.
Weather Conditions at the time of the fire: overcast, temp 48 degrees feels like 45, wind speed 9mph Light misty Rain, harder at times.