A fire caused
considerable damage early this morning to the house at 11 Dune Forest Trail,
the Porter Fire Department is reporting.
Fire Chief Jay
Craig told the Chesterton Tribune today that the PFD responded at
12:13 a.m., after an open flame accidentally set a lampshade on fire in a
bedroom of the house.
safely evacuated, no one was injured in the blaze, and the PFD--assisted at
the scene under an automatic mutual-aid agreement by the Chesterton
FD--succeeded in containing the fire to the bedroom.
firefighters laid a 300-foot hose from a hydrant at Dune Forest Trail and
Waverly Road, then helped Porter firefighters inside the home with
suppression and overhaul.
Craig said that
minimal overhaul was necessary but he nevertheless estimated total damage to
structure and contents from fire, water, and smoke at $30,000.
The CFD was
released from the scene at 1:13 a.m. and the PFD cleared sometime later.