A cooking incident filled an apartment on West Porter Ave. with smoke on
Sunday, the Chesterton Fire Department said.
Capt. Jamie Hicks told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at 10:47
p.m., the CFD was dispatched to a rental unit at 1623 W. Porter Ave., after
a tenant had fallen asleep while cooking. On firefighter’s arrival, however,
the tenant had himself doused the fire and begun to ventilate his home.
The CFD cleared the scene at 11:01 p.m.
Vehicle Fire on I-94
Earlier in the evening, at 8:34 p.m., the CFD was dispatched to the 30 mile
marker on westbound I-94, where a fire had ignited in the engine compartment
of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by a Michigan City woman on her
way to work.
Firefighters used 200 gallons to extinguish the blaze.
Hicks said that the car was probably a total loss and cited a general rule
of thumb that any vehicle which burns more than five minutes is likely to be
The CFD cleared the scene at 9:05 p.m.