Crews fight fire at Ind. pet cemetery

(WANE Photo)

OSSIAN, Ind. (WANE) – Firefighters responded to a large garage fire at Pet Rest, Inc. early Sunday morning in Wells County.

The fire started just before 2 a.m. in the 1600 block East US 224. Investigators said a water tanker from the National Guard was brought to fight the blaze that was half a mile off the road.

Firefighters said the owner’s dog was unaccounted for Sunday morning.

Highway 224 was closed at about 2:45 a.m. to traffic and remained closed around 6:40 a.m.

Officials said the fire was at a cemetery where pets are cremated and buried on site. Fire crews from northern Wells County and southwest Allen County responded. They expected to be on the scene for a few hours.

One firefighter had minor injuries and was treated on scene. The fire is still under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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