New Carlisle (IN) Firefighter Killed in Building Collapse

New Carlisle (LaPorte County) Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook was killed Tuesday night in a large business fire, reports (

The fire broke out sometime around 8 p.m. at K-Fex, an excavation business at 5885 North and 800 East.

Officials tell WNDU-TV and WSBT-TV that members of the New Carlisle fire department were inside the building Tuesday night when a roof collapsed. Middlebrook’s body was found a few hours later.

Information on the severity of the injuries to the other firefighter wasn’t immediately available.


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