CROWN POINT | Welding work at the Lake County Government Center sparked a fire about 10 a.m. Tuesday, filling the facility with an acrid smell and closing Building A for the remainder of the day.
GARY | Production at U.S. Steel's Gary Works continued as usual following a fire there Tuesday morning.
CEDAR LAKE | Police rescued four children and one adult from a burning home on Cedar Lake's east side early Sunday after officers spotted smoke in the area, officials said.
VALPARAISO | A bathroom ceiling span sparked a small fire at 4905 Kellee Lane late Friday morning.
CHESTERTON | A popular restaurant in Porter County reopened a week after a small fire.
HIGHLAND | Investigators began a probe Friday of an apartment building fire believed to have displaced 22 families Thursday.
Cloths from an upstairs closet at the scene of a fire at the Porte De L'eau apartments in Highland.
Highland Fire Department Operations Chief/Investigator Ken Mika, left, and Highland Police Cpl. Shawn Anderson investigate the scene of a fire at the Porte De L'eau apartments in Highland.
Highland Fire Department Operations Chief/Investigator Ken Mika, left, and Highland police Cpl. Shawn Anderson investigate the scene of a fire at the Porte De L'eau apartments in Highland.
Police tape remains at the scene of a fire at the Porte De L'eau apartments in Highland.
HIGHLAND | A stubborn three-alarm fire Thursday at the Porte De L'eau apartment complex in Highland heavily damaged a building and displaced 22 families, officials said.
Fire crews and other first responders were on the scene of a blaze at the Porte De L'eau apartment complex in Highland.
WHITING | The body of a man found washed up on Whiting Beach was positively identified as a Chicago man who went missing from a blazing boat in late May.
WHITING | Investigators are working to determine if a body found washed ashore Monday night on a Whiting beach is that of a Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan since May.
HOMEWOOD | Police officers from Homewood and surrounding suburbs conducted a critical incident drill Tuesday simulating a school shooting with two armed men.
Personnel from several Porter County and Lake County departments responded Monday morning to a fire at Winfield Ace Hardware, 11702 Randolph St. Kevin Laduke of the Four Seasons Fire Force said authorities expect the fire started when employees were killing weeds with a torch.
WINFIELD | Customers and employees briefly were evacuated Monday when the Winfield Ace Hardware store at 11702 Randolph was damaged by fire.
CHESTERTON | A popular Chesterton restaurant may be closed for about a week after a small kitchen fire Saturday night.
HOBART | A fire damaged an unoccupied home late Wednesday in Hobart.
HAMMOND | The cause of a fire that burned two mulch piles at the former Calumet Pallet Co. in Hammond may never be determined, an official said.
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