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East Chicago Fire Department

East Chicago Fire Department receives $126,317 grant

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a $126,317 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder swore in Portage's 62nd firefighter Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Fire in two E.C. buildings displaces 18

EAST CHICAGO | A stubborn fire that jumped to an adjacent apartment building displaced 18 people in East Chicago early Monday.

May 05, 2014 8:24 am

Cause of fire in East Chicago under investigation

EAST CHICAGO | The cause of a Tuesday night fire that damaged two buildings in the 5000 block of Tod Avenue remains under investigation.

January 15, 2014 8:45 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

WHITING | Subzero temperatures Tuesday morning hampered firefighters' efforts to battle a blaze at a home in Whiting.

January 07, 2014 6:36 pm Photos

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Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Assistant Fire Chief Arturo Vazquez battles a house fire Tuesday morning in below zero temperatures at 1938 Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting. According to the Whiting police chief, no one was injured.

January 07, 2014 6:12 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Martina Mirelez, right, and her daughter Marissa Mirelez comfort one another at a warming center Tuesday while talking about a fire that destroyed Martina Mirelez's home in Whiting.

January 07, 2014 6:12 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

A firefighter works at the scene of a house fire Tuesday morning in Whiting. No one was injured in the fire.

January 07, 2014 12:19 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

East Chicago Assistant Fire Chief Arturo Vazquez battles a house fire in Whiting on Tuesday morning in subzero temperatures.

January 07, 2014 12:19 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Smoke rises from a home in Whiting on Tuesday as firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.

January 07, 2014 12:19 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

A Whiting firefighter is covered in ice while battling a blaze Tuesday morning at 1938 Indianapolis Blvd.

January 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Ice forms on a fire hose Tuesday morning as a firefighter helps battle a blaze in the 1900 block of Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting.

January 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Whiting and East Chicago firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a home in the 1900 block of Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting.

January 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Flames shoot from a house at 1938 Indianapolis Blvd. in Whiting on Tuesday morning. The water firefighters sprayed quickly froze on the house, adjacent trees, fire hoses and their uniforms.

January 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Ice covers a fire hose Tuesday morning as firefighters work a blaze in the 1900 block of Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting.

January 07, 2014 12:19 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Whiting and East Chicago firefighters spray water on a home in the 1900 block of Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting on Tuesday morning. The home appeared to be a total loss.

January 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Fire Department Open House Oct. 5

Fire Department Open House Oct. 5

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department will be hosting its annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 5, at the Central Fire Station, 3901 Indianapolis Blvd.

October 01, 2013 7:34 pm

E.C. apartment roof catches on fire as workers use torch

EAST CHICAGO | Workers using a propane torch to do repairs on the roof of an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Deodar Street caused a minor fire, officials said.

July 16, 2013 6:45 pm

Fire damages East Chicago home, displaces family

EAST CHICAGO | An electrical fire damaged a residence Thursday afternoon on the 3900 block of Deal Street in East Chicago. 

March 28, 2013 7:45 pm
State of the City address set for April 3 in East Chicago

State of the City address set for April 3 in East Chicago

Mayor Anthony Copeland and the city of East Chicago will be hosting its annual State of the City address April 3. Copeland will address the public to discuss achievements in the city in 2012 and reveal plans for this year. The speech will be accompanied by a brief presentation.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
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