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Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

HAMMOND | City officials demolished a bar Wednesday that served as the scene of the city's most recent homicide after two suspected arson fires there in less than 24 hours.

September 10, 2014 7:53 pm Photos

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Firefighters investigate suspicious LaPorte house fire

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was arrested Sunday evening following a short vehicle pursuit then roughly one hour later his house was engulfed in flames.

August 25, 2014 5:28 pm

Man discovered fire after returning to Gary home he'd been moving into, police say

GARY | A couple who had been moving into a Gary home left the residence Sunday, and when the man returned he found a fire in the kitchen, police said.

August 18, 2014 3:18 pm

Hammond man accused of starting house fire with torch

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old man is accused of setting a home on fire in the 1500 block of Summer Street in Hammond earlier this month, police said. 

June 26, 2014 5:02 pm
Fire at vacant Gary building displaces mother, 2 young kids living next door

Fire at vacant Gary building displaces mother, 2 young kids living next door

GARY | Nothing remained but a charred, smoldering husk after a fire Monday at a vacant two-story building on Delaware Street.

June 16, 2014 9:06 pm Photos

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Fire at Gary apartment building intentionally set, police say

GARY | Investigators determined a fire Monday in the stairwell of an apartment building was intentionally set, police said.

June 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Resident charged in Hobart apartment fire

Resident charged in Hobart apartment fire

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old woman was charged Friday with arson and accused of causing more than $100,000 in damages during an apartment fire, according to court records.

May 30, 2014 3:26 pm Related

Police: Fire that damaged house in Gary ruled arson

GARY | Investigators determined a fire at a Gary home early Thursday was caused by arson, police said.

May 29, 2014 11:15 am

Police: Man burglarized, set fire to Cedar Lake home

CEDAR LAKE | A Laurel, Ind., man is accused of burglarizing and setting fire to a Cedar Lake home that belongs to a male friend of his ex-wife.

May 22, 2014 7:15 pm
Man arrested in Crown Point tied to Vegas pet shop arson

Man arrested in Crown Point tied to Vegas pet shop arson

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February 08, 2014 6:23 pm
Pine Township man opts for unusual defense in arson case

Pine Township man opts for unusual defense in arson case

VALPARAISO | Christopher Battishill took the unusual approach Monday of not only representing himself at trial on two arson charges, but also wearing his bright orange jail garb rather than the street clothes worn by most defendants.

February 03, 2014 4:00 pm

Merrillville blaze ruled an arson

MERRILLVILLE | Investigators are seeking information about a Wednesday night blaze that was intentionally set.

January 30, 2014 5:02 pm

Merrillville police investigate arson case

MERRILLVILLE | An early Friday car fire in Merrillville's Regency Park neighborhood was intentionally set, Merrillville police said.

December 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Bosco's sniff can detect suspicious fires

Bosco's sniff can detect suspicious fires

PORTAGE | In the last three years, Bosco's nose has taken him all across the northern part of Indiana.

November 02, 2013 7:30 pm

M'ville fire officials say apartment fire intentionally set

MERRILLVILLE | A Monday night fire inside an apartment building on the town's west side was intentionally set, according to a Merrillville fire official.

October 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Officials rule M'ville house fire as arson

Officials rule M'ville house fire as arson

MERRILLVILLE | A fire early Monday that destroyed a vacant house at 916 W. 62nd Ave. was intentionally set, a Merrillville fire official said.

October 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Reward offered for information about Cal Twp. arson cases

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Several agencies are teaming up to investigate a rash of arson cases reported in Calumet Township.

September 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Hebron man arrested on arson charge

Hebron man arrested on arson charge

HEBRON | A Hebron man was arrested Sunday after police say he set a fire in a garbage can on a gazebo at Alyea Park.

August 13, 2013 11:03 am
Vacant Lake Station house catches fire for second time

Vacant Lake Station house catches fire for second time

LAKE STATION | Firefighters responded to a fire Friday night in an abandoned house at 3225 34th St.

August 02, 2013 11:00 pm

Hammond hit with another suspicious fire

HAMMOND | Hammond firefighters responded to what appears to be yet another arson in a neighborhood just west of the city's downtown Saturday morning.

April 22, 2013 8:57 am
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