Photos from Tim Olk of the 2-Alarm commercial fire at 351 N. York Road in Elmhurst (1/26/17)
Another busy weekend for the Gary Fire Department. This was at the corner of 43rd and Georgia Street and was a one-story grocery store. As you can see in the third image, water pressure became an issue at one point. Lake Ridge was brought in as an additional engine company so that other Gary resources could remain in place. While this was an active incident, Engine 8 had a brush fire on the opposite side of town. Gary companies working this incident were Engines 9 and 5, Truck 2 and Squad 2.
The East Chicago Fire Department in Northwest Indiana responded to this structure fire at 1500 hrs on Monday (8/25) afternoon. The fire building was located at 14741 South Tod Avenue and appeared to be a vacant apartments over bar or restaurant. The building was about 100 feet deep and the fire eventually consumed most of the frame attic space. Images in this gallery are taken nearly 3 hours into the incident.