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2 firefighters injured in partial ceiling collapse

Investigators are not sure what started the blaze but believe it started in a bedroom

By Elvia Malagon
The Times

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — Two East Chicago firefighters were injured Tuesday while putting out a fire in the 4300 block of Northcote Avenue. The fire started about 1 p.m. on the south side of a two-story white house, District Chief Rosendo Cuevas said. No one was inside the home during the time of the fire.

The fire destroyed most of the second floor and damaged some of the first floor, Cuevas said. The fire caused some of the ceiling to collapse. One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury and another had a puncture wound on his elbow, Cuevas said. The two men were taken to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. Their names were not released Tuesday.

None of the surrounding houses were damaged.

Full story: Fire in E.C. injures firefighters, damages house




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