(La Porte County, IN) - An expensive new home in La Porte County was heavily damaged by fire yesterday. The afternoon fire was in the 2000 block of North Forrester Road in Coolspring Township. The people inside managed to escape without injury, officials said.
Investigators were still investigating the cause which could have been electrical in nature, said Coolspring Township Assistant Fire Chief Warren Smith. “It appeared to have started at the electrical panel. There was some sort of malfunction,” he said. Smith said the flames spread more rapidly because of the windy conditions.
A large portion of the newly constructed residence measuring about 3,000 square feet was destroyed.