Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

2014-05-03T21:20:00Z 2014-05-04T22:18:04Z Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94Times Staff nwitimes.com
May 03, 2014 9:20 pm  • 

HAMMOND | Firefighters contained a large brush fire along Interstate 80/94 near Indianapolis Boulevard about 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Indiana State Police.

Police said the fire was out briefly, but it started up again. As of 9 p.m., firefighters had the flames under control, police said.

Firefighters from Gary, Hammond, Highland and East Chicago responded to the scene, which is in a brush area behind a White Castle location.

Hammond Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Margraf was concerned about a possible limited water supply in that area creating difficulties in quelling the flames.

The fire had closed Indianapolis Boulevard between Interstate 80/94 and Ridge Road. Police said the fire wasn't affecting traffic on Interstate 80/94 Saturday night.

Fire crews remained at the scene late Saturday.

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