Unauthorized burn, combine accident cause problems in Carroll Co.

Fire Crews on scene of two incidents within a half hour. (WLFI Photo)
Fire Crews on scene of two incidents within a half hour. (WLFI Photo)

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – What started as an unauthorized burn in Carroll County Saturday quickly spread out of control.

Just after 3:30 p.m., firefighters in Rockcreek Township responded to a fire at an abandoned building.

It happened in the 6300 block of 265 North – about 7 miles southwest of Delphi.

Fire Chief John Garrison told News 18 an unauthorized burn was started at the location. He said when the fire got out of control, the people who started the burn called for help.

About a half an hour later, Rockcreek Township was notified of a combine tractor that stuck a power line.

Chief Garrison said a combine driver was traveling down the 2600 block of Walnut Street when he pulled the line down.

Duck Energy was called to turn off power to the line. Power to the fire station was knocked out due to the incident.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

The road was closed for about an hour-and-a-half but has since reopened.