Firefighters extinguished a roof fire one of the generators at the Praxair
facility on North Boo Road, west of Indiana 149, on Wednesday with the help
of other local fire departments.
Burns Harbor Fire
Chief Bill Arney told the Chesterton Tribune that his crew was
dispatched at 1:44 p.m. after a call came in from Praxair.
“We got dispatched
for the roof of a generator building at Praxair that caught fire where the
exhaust manifold goes through the roof. It started in the insulation and the
fire ran across a 820 x 30 feet area,” said Arney. “The area of the roof had
to be cut and from there we were able to extinguish the fire.”
standby were Porter FD. Chesterton FD and Portage FD, which brought their
ladder trucks to the scene. About 1,000 gallons of water was used, Arney
Arney said there
were no injuries. The fire was contained to the roof, he added. Firefighters
cleared the scene at 2:47 p.m.
The roof will need
complete replacement, which Arney estimated would be roughly $10,000.