A fire caused significant damage on Thursday to the home at 422 S. 13th
Street, the Chesterton Fire Department said.
No one--neither the home’s three occupants nor firefighters nor several
pets--was injured in the blaze.
Capt. Tony Coslet told the Chesterton Tribune today that firefighters
were dispatched to the home at 3:37 p.m., in response to a report of smoke
showing outside the home, apparently coming from a door and the kitchen-hood
Also responding: the Porter Fire Department.
Coslet said that the fire was contained to the kitchen on the first floor
but that there was “a lot of smoke damage throughout the house.” Some 600
gallons of water were used to douse the blaze.
Firefighters did have to perform some overhaul in the kitchen and removed
some of the ceiling to check for extension.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined. Fire Chief Mike Orlich estimated
damage to the structure at $20,000 and that to contents at $40,000, Coslet
“The guys on the hose line had a heck of a stop,” Coslet added. “They did a
The CFD cleared the scene at 5:04 p.m.