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Van fire in Merrillville

Merrillville Firefighter Josh Gaines puts out the last of a van fire at 512 West 57th Ave., in Merrillville, on Saturday afternoon.

A Ford van was destroyed by fire and a detached garage heavily damaged at 512 West 57th Ave., in Merrillville, on Saturday afternoon.

Merrillville firefighters were called by the homeowners just after 3 p.m. and found the van fully involved and flames spreading to the garage, according to Merrillville Fire Capt. Tom Westbury.

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Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. No one was displaced from the nearby home and no one was injured, Westbury said.

No cause had been determined as of Saturday afternoon.

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