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Merrillville Fire Department

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

GARY | For more than two years, firefighters from the city’s Station 5 in the Glen Park neighborhood have been without a permanent home. In fact, the firefighters haven’t even been in Gary.

October 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The fire engine is on the opposite side of the L-shaped building where firefighters are housed. Accessing it when responding to a call entails walking downstairs and out the front door of the multipurpose center and hustling across the parking lot that, in this case, is filled with water.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Engine 5 heads out on a call from a garage shared by the Calumet Township maintenance facility.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The former Gary Station 5 is located at 41st and Washington Street. According to firefighter James Powell, this station cannot accommodate their Engine 5.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Gary Station 5 firefighters are unhappy with the conditions of their station at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. This is their lounge area.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Firefighters say the conditions in Gary Station 5 at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center are cramped. This is one of their sleeping areas.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Gary firefighters make their way across a parking lot to get to their engine parked at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Gary Station 5 firefighters are unhappy with the conditions of their station at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. Firefighter James Powell prepares breakfast in a kitchen that is right next to the bathroom.

October 09, 2014 7:00 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

This is the view from the living quarters at Gary Station 5. During a call, firefighters must make their way across a parking lot to get to their engine.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Woman hurt in fire at M'ville condo; microwave the cause

MERRILLVILLE | A woman was taken to a hospital Wednesday and displaced after a microwave ignited a fire in her Merrillville condo. 

February 13, 2013 9:15 pm

2 tenants hurt after jumping from windows as Gary building burned

GARY | Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday that damaged an eight-unit apartment building in the 700 block of West 35th Avenue.

August 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Cause of fire at M'ville house remains under investigation

MERRILLVILLE | The cause of a Tuesday morning residential fire is under investigation, Merrillville fire and police officials said.

March 13, 2012 7:30 pm

Hair straightener starts Merrillville apartment fire

MERRILLVILLE | An unattended hot comb ignited a minor blaze Friday afternoon in the bathroom of an apartment in Merrillville, officials said.

February 24, 2012 9:45 pm
Firefighters come to Santa's aid

Firefighters come to Santa's aid

December 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Help available after residential fires

MERRILLVILLE | When fires damage homes, residents may need to turn to others to get through the devastation.

December 11, 2011 12:00 am

Electrical malfunction causes Merrillville fire

MERRILLVILLE | Residents are displaced following a Wednesday morning fire at a home in the 8000 block of Massachusetts Street, according to the Merrillville Fire Department.

November 23, 2011 10:30 am

Crown Point man dies in three-car crash

MERRILLVILLE | Police are investigating the cause of a three-car collision Thursday night that took the life of a Crown Point man.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

Driver unharmed after truck catches fire in Merrillville

A Georgia truck driver escaped injury in Merrillville late Friday night after the semitrailer loaded with coffee products caught fire, according to Indiana State Police.

October 31, 2010 12:00 am
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