The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local News

May 23, 2013

Cat may have caused Chesterfield house fire

CHESTERFIELD, Ind. — A cat who knocked over a lamp may be to blame for a house fire in Chesterfield Thursday.

The flames were reported in a single-story home in the 200 block of Crestview Court, where crews responded at 11:14 a.m.

“It was mostly contained to the living room,” said Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Department deputy chief Mark Carman. “We believe it was electrical.”

He said the fire looked to have been sparked when one of the home owner’s six cats knocked over a lamp, shattering the bulb. He said homeowner reported seeing a flash, at which point the flames ignited.

Crews from Chesterfield-Union Township, Daleville and Salem and Adams townships responded and doused the flames within about 15 minutes, with support from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Chesterfield police.

Carman said the owners suffered no injuries, and crews were able to rescue their two pet dogs. Only two cats have been recovered, one of which died at the scene.

Like Baylee Pulliam on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @BayleeNPulliam, or call 648-4250.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - HB0820 - Kennedy Google- JC 2 Google X captures heart, imagination of AU professor After spending the summer working at Google's secret research laboratory in Mountain View, California, Scott Kennedy has decided to stay.

    August 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • boydx.jpg Mississippi fugitive arrested in Anderson

    A Mississippi man arrested by U.S. Marshals Monday night agreed to be transported back to Mississippi during an extradition hearing Tuesday. But the man said he's concerned about how he'll be treated once he returns.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mother who brought gun to school pleads guilty

    A mother who admitted to bringing a gun to a meeting at her son's school in April pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014

  • Residential electric rates increasing by 9 percent The electric rates for residential customers of Anderson Municipal Light & Power will increase by 8.96 percent for the final three months of the year.

    August 19, 2014

  • Anderson facing Aug. 28 deadline on pact

    After months of extended deadlines concerning Anderson’s participation in the consolidated 911 dispatch center for Madison County, a final one has been set.

    August 19, 2014

  • NWS - HB0820 - Anderson Christian-SH-1 Anderson Christian School finds new home at local church After months of uncertainty, Anderson Christian School has found a new home at Southern Heights Christian Church, and classes will begin on Sept. 8, Tom Snell, school administrator, said on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Election board looking into voter fraud allegation The Madison County Election Board delayed a decision into allegations of voter fraud in the May primary until it can gather additional information. Brian Bell, who lost the Democratic Party‚Äôs nomination for sheriff by 48 votes to Scott Mellinger, raised allegations to the election board during a hearing Friday.

    August 19, 2014

  • NWS - HB0815 - heroin bust - JM - james dixon New York suspect denies involvement in large heroin network A New York man suspected of involvement in the large heroin ring dismantled last week said he has never sold drugs in his life, though he suspected that's exactly what his brother was doing.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 20 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 19, 2014

  • Indiana experiences growth in manufacturing sector Known for its strength in traditional and progressive manufacturing, Indiana gained more than 5,500 jobs in the manufacturing sector last month and has maintaining a 5.9 percent unemployment rate from June.

    August 19, 2014

August Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook