OAKFORD - Various agencies responded early Friday morning to an Oakford
house fire likely caused by a space heater.
Slightly after 5 a.m., the Kokomo Fire Department, Howard County
Emergency Management Agency and the Taylor and Harrison township
volunteer fire departments responded to a fire in the 1200 block of
East 400 South.
All occupants were outside of the home and at a neighbor’s house when
crews arrived, according to a KFD fire report.
The fire, which caused roughly $50,000 of damage, was likely caused by
a recently modified space heater, according to Kokomo Fire Chief Nick
Glover said the homeowner told responding crews that he believed the
fire was started by the space heater, and that crews later determined
the story was consistent with the fire’s area of origin. The fire has
been deemed accidental, said Glover.
Glover, who said there were no working fire detectors in the home,
reminded residents that KFD is supplying free smoke detectors at
Station 1, 215 W. Superior St.
George Myers can be
reached at 765-454-8585, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
on Twitter @gpmyerskt.