Fire at H.K. Porter site intentionally set

("Afraid of a little forest fire?" by Staci Lichterman, CC BY 2.0)

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WOWO): The fire last week at the former H.K. Porter site last week was intentionally set.

RELATED: Overnight Fire At H.K. Porter Site Prompts Evacuations

Crews were called to the 1800 block of Sabine Street in Huntington last Thursday at around 11 p.m. The fire was under control within a few hours.

Several neighbors voluntarily evacuated.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management found evidence of hazardous materials including asbestos and lead on site back in 2002.

The fire remains under investigation by the Huntington Fire Department, Huntington Police Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.


  1. AAaaaAAAaahhh!
    Place the two stories together, and it looks like someone ought to question the “Huntington County officials”!!

    Supposed to continue further cleanup operations, on a known site containing Lead and Asbestos, next Monday?
    …very sketchy indeed…

    I hope the Environmental Management throws the book at someone.
    …maybe at themselves, too! 20 years, and this site is STILL a potential risk?

    Need an investigation into several other investigations, it would seem…


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