Chesterton firefighters doused two separate garbage fires over the weekend.
Capt. Tony Coslet told the Chesterton Tribune today that the first,
at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, was behind the Upper Deck on South Calumet Road,
where two dumpsters were found burning. Firefighters used 100 gallons of
water to extinguish the fires, which caused no real damage, Coslet said. The
cause of the fire remains undetermined. The CFD cleared the scene at 3:54
Then, at 3:45 a.m. today, a trash can was found burning in the 100 block of
South Calumet Road, just north of the Upper Deck. Firefighters used 125
gallons to douse that fire, which succeeded in destroying the plastic
receptacle, melting most of the top half of it. The cause of that fire also
remains undetermined. The CFD cleared the scene at 4:08 a.m.
At 10:53 a.m. Saturday, in the 200 block of West Indiana Ave.—in front of
the Westchester Public Library and during the European Market—firefighters
used 325 gallons to extinguish a car fire. Coslet said that the vehicle was
owned by a Westville couple and that the fire began in the engine
compartment but he was unable to give a cause or estimate damage.
The CFD cleared that scene at 11:23 a.m.