Firefighters Battle Stubborn Fire in East Chicago

There were no reports of injuries to residents

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    NBC Chicago's Susan Carlson reports for the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY on May 5, 2014. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

    Firefighters at 6 a.m. continued to battle a stubborn apartment fire in northwest Indiana.

    Crews were called at around 2 a.m. to the fire on the 3600 block of Ivy Street in East Chicago. Flames have attacked two buildings, including one which is a four story apartment complex.

    "I was with my 15-year-old son. I smelled the smoke and the alarm was going off. It was like something was on fire in maybe the apartment, like maybe somebody was baking. I go into the kitchen and through the window to the back porch you could see the red light. You couldn't see the flames but you could just see the light from the flames," said resident Chandra Hurd.

    Intermittent bursts of flames could be seen rising with thick, black smoke at 6 a.m. as firefighters fought the flames from above using a ladder.

    There were no reports of injuries to residents. It wasn't immediately known how many were displaced. The American Red Cross was on the scene helping those who were displaced.

    The Gary Fire Department assisted the East Chicago Fire Department.
     

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