Fire Spreads Throughout Chesterton (IN) Home, Family Dog Rescued


Anna Ortiz

The Times, Munster, Ind.


Jan. 30—CHESTERTON — Several fire departments convened at a Chestertonhouse fire, where a pet dog was rescued.

At 12:50 p.m. Fridayfirst responders were called to a house fire in the 1600 block of South Fifth Street, said Chestertonspokesman Kevin Nevers.

Firefighters encountered smoke and flames coming from a two-story house with an attached garage. Multiple departments responded including firefighters from Chesterton, Porter, Portage, Burns Harbor, Liberty Townshipand Valparaiso.

No residents were injured and a pet dog was rescued from the home and appears to be doing well.

Preliminary investigations show that it appears the fire started in the garage and spread into a bedroom above and into the roof.

Two vehicles in the garage were pulled out by Joe’s Towing to help firefighters in their efforts to douse the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and the damages to the home are still being evaluated, Nevers said.

Recent arrests booked into Porter County Jail


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