3 taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after Merrillville fire

2013-02-19T18:30:00Z 2013-02-19T21:54:07Z 3 taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after Merrillville fireTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 19, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | Three people were hospitalized after an early Tuesday residential fire near Meadow Lane and Highland Road.

Smoke had filled the home when firefighters arrived about 3:45 a.m., Merrillville Fire Marshal Phil Topor said.

The fire was in a bedroom, and firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, Topor said.

Three residents at the home were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation, he said. Their condition was not available Tuesday afternoon.

The fire, which was ruled accidental, caused about $5,000 in damage to the home, Topor said. An extension cord started the blaze, he said.

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