Chesterton firefighters doused a garbage-can fire on Tuesday at the skate
park off 15th Street.
Lt. Steven Himan told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at 9:25
p.m., the CFD had been returning to the station from a natural-gas leak
investigation in the 1600 block of West Morgan Ave.--firefighters found a
small leak in a hot water heater and shut off the gas--when they observed a
fire at the skate park.
On investigation, firefighters found a 55 gallon plastic drum all lit up.
The CFD used a few gallons of water from a canister to extinguish the blaze,
which Himan suggested might have been started by a kid dropping a match or
cigarette into the drum.
The drum was destroyed, Himan added. “Just a pile on the ground. It was
The CFD cleared the scene at 9:34 p.m.