Officials rule arson in fire at Osolo Township bar
Posted: 01/23/2013 at 5:09 pm
By: Sharon Hernandez
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Osolo Township firefighters spray water on the facade of My Dad’s Place bar at 51425 S.R. 19, Elkhart, just west of Simonton Lake Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The fire was reported at 4:52 a.m. and was fully involved upon arrival. Bristol, Cleveland Township and Porter Township departments assisted Osolo on scene. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. One firefighter was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with minor injuries. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
The Osolo Township Fire Department was called around 4:50 a.m. Jan. 12 to My Dad’s Place, 51425 S.R. 19, west of Simonton Lake.
The bar was fully involved in flames by the time the firefighters arrived. The fire was under control by 6:30 a.m., as Osolo firefighters were assisted by personnel from the Bristol, Cleveland Township and Porter Township (Mich.) fire departments.
The cause was not established immediately, nor was the origin of the fire. The case was forwarded to the Indiana Fire Marshal’s office and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Travis Adamson, public information officer with the sheriff’s department, confirmed the fire was ruled an arson, but he added that the investigation continues and that no further information is being released.