Merrillville Fire Department
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.
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.
Engine 5 heads out on a call from a garage shared by the Calumet Township maintenance facility.
The former Gary Station 5 is located at 41st and Washington Street. According to firefighter James Powell, this station cannot accommodate their Engine 5.
Gary Station 5 firefighters are unhappy with the conditions of their station at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. This is their lounge area.
Firefighters say the conditions in Gary Station 5 at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center are cramped. This is one of their sleeping areas.
Gary firefighters make their way across a parking lot to get to their engine parked at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center.
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | A woman was taken to a hospital Wednesday and displaced after a microwave ignited a fire in her Merrillville condo.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | The cause of a Tuesday morning residential fire is under investigation, Merrillville fire and police officials said.
MERRILLVILLE | An unattended hot comb ignited a minor blaze Friday afternoon in the bathroom of an apartment in Merrillville, officials said.
MERRILLVILLE | When fires damage homes, residents may need to turn to others to get through the devastation.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | Police are investigating the cause of a three-car collision Thursday night that took the life of a Crown Point man.
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.
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