The state relies heavily on apartment complex managers to enforce the grill fire laws because enforcement officers cannot inspect every apartment.
Officials say a fire destroyed a number of condos over the weekend near Lake Monroe was caused by a grill.
The rising budget is largely due to a new expansion of its Lake Monroe Water Treatment plant.
In all more than 40 firefighters and all the trucks from the Bloomington Fire Department were dispatched to the building.
The old Monroe Oil building is along a section of the B-Line trail set to open this year.
Due to extensive power outages across south-central Indiana, the Red Cross has opened several emergency relief shelters.
Department of Natural Resources teams are watching state forests in an effort to stop fires before they start.
The Terre Haute City Council voted Thursday to not give raises to the city’s 89 “rank and file” fire fighters.
Mayor Goodnight's decision to lay off 12 firefighters has sparked fierce debate in the community.