Fire on Owen-Putnam State Forest is quickly contained

(Cloverdale) Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fire that occurred yesterday afternoon on Owen-Putnam State Forest and was completely contained by early evening.

At approximately 2 p.m., a Putnam County resident called 911 and reported a large amount of smoke behind his residence near the intersection of County Road 1050 South and State Road 243.

The Cloverdale Township Fire Department and conservation officers in the area responded and located the fire, which was more than 100 yards in length and spreading. By early evening crews from multiple counties worked together to completely contain the fire. The fire is estimated to have consumed 10 to 15 acres.

Additional responding agencies included fire departments from Greencastle, Reelsville, Cataract, Poland, Jefferson Township, and Putnamville Correctional Facility, as well as Hoosier National Forest Brownstown Ranger District – Engine 622, Owen-Putnam State Forest personnel, INDOT and the Putnam County Operation Life, CERT Team, and Sheriff Department.

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