(NOTTAWA TOWNSHIP) – The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in their investigation of a suspicious fire.
The fire happened Sunday at 6:45 PM at the Evans Lake Public Access on Bucknell Road near Truckenmiller Road in Nottawa Township. Deputies believe the suspect was illegally dumping trash at the access site and then lit the trash on fire, and the fire spread to the surrounding brush.
The fire was put out by the Centreville Fire Department and contained to the access site.
The suspect vehicle is a white Ford F-150 extended cab pickup. The driver is a white male who was wearing a red shirt.
Anyone who may have information on this incident or the location of the suspect is asked to call Deputy Mark Mellinger at 269-467-9045, extension 327.