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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

3-year-old dies in Munster house fire

VIDEO: A three-year-old boy was killed Monday in a house fire in Munster. Firefighters responded to the 900 block of Cornwallis Lane around 11:15 a.m. Flames could be seen in the back of the home. The structure sustained significant damage as seen from SkyCam9. A neighbor who is close with the family said the child’s mother was outside of the home screaming her little boy and husband were still inside. “They went running into the house and grabbed the husband and pulled him out,” Bo Wojtowich said. “He was laying on the driveway in front of me and I said ‘Are you ok?’ And he said ‘No my son is still in there!’ and he ran back into the house. Two people were taken to the hospital in unknown conditions. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and hasn’t been released.
WXIN-TV FOX 59 Indianapolis

Three firefighters fall through porch while battling house blaze in Michigan City

PHOTO: Three firefighters fell through the porch of a three-story home while fighting a fire in Michigan City. Crews were called to the home on Beachwalk Lane around 6:50 a.m. on Friday, April 19 to find smoke and flames pouring from the home. There was nobody inside the home at the time the blaze broke out. The firefighters who fell through the porch were not injured. Crews are credited with stopping the fire quickly and safely, and preventing harm to nearby homes and people. The State Fire Marshal’s Office brought in a specially trained dog to sniff out any possible accelerants that might have started the fire. They’re still investigating.
WTRC-FM 95.3 Niles

Indianapolis Fire Department crews battle 3 building fires in different parts of town

PHOTOS: Crews from the Indianapolis Fire Department were busy throughout the day Monday, responding to three serious building fires in different parts of town. One person was left without a place to stay after fire consumed the roof of a home in the 5700 block of Tart Boulevard. That’s a neighborhood off Edgewood Avenue near Franklin Central High School. IFD says the fire was under control in less than an hour and no one was hurt. The cause of the fire remains unclear. It took firefighters roughly two hours to put down a Monday evening fire at a vacant building in the 3900 block of College Avenue. That’s a neighborhood off 38th Street near the Indiana State Fairgrounds. IFD says the fire compromised the building’s structural integrity, causing part of it to collapse. No word yet on what might have caused the fire.
WISH-TV CW 8 Indianapolis

Monday, April 22, 2024

Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum Celebrating 50 Years

VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum is celebrating 50 years Saturday, April 20, with over 200 years of history. WANE 15 got a tour of the museum, where since 1974, the Fort Wayne Firefighters museum has been preserving the past for all to see and remember. “We’ve got quite a quite a lot of artifacts here,” said Dennis Giere, board of directors, vice president, Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum. Hundreds and hundreds of artifacts. From horse stalls to 1920 fire engines and a fire department patch collection. Some of the museum’s artifacts can only be seen in Fort Wayne. “The collection we have goes all the way back to the 1860s,” Giere said. “We have a hand pumper in here from 1860s that was pushed to the fire by the firemen and actually hand pumped.”
WANE-TV CBS 15 Fort Wayne

Vehicle runs off I-69 in Monroe County, strikes nearby building

PHOTOS: A vehicle ran off Interstate 69 and struck a building near the roadway on Sunday. In a post on Facebook, the Monroe County Fire Protection District reported that crews were dispatched to West Industrial Park Drive near Bloomington after a building’s fire alarm went off. Officials later determined the building’s fire and burglary alarms were set off by a vehicle crash. MFPD indicated that dispatchers heard from callers who reported the vehicle left the southbound lanes of I-69, drove down an embankment and hit the building. Firefighters found the vehicle’s occupants sitting outside the building. The occupants did not sustain any major injuries, per MFPD. The Monroe Fire Protection District received assistance at the scene from the Ellettsville Fire Department, Bloomington Fire Department, Indiana State Police, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Duke Energy.
WXIN-TV FOX 59 Indianapolis

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