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CFD: Dumpsters and garbage can burn in separate incidents

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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 a.m.

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.

Car Fire

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.


Posted 8/6/2012