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Apartment Building Fire in Gary Leaves Two Dead

A fire in an apartment building in Gary, Indiana has left two people dead and injured five others.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 25th, a fire broke out in a two-story brick apartment building. Firefighters responding to the blaze saw heavy smoke coming from the building as they arrived at the scene.

Four people were trapped on the second floor and rescued by firefighters through a front apartment. Once out of the building, the four were taken to Methodist Hospital. The bodies of two other people, a 14-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman, were found in a rear apartment. They were pronounced dead at the scene. A firefighter fell through a floor in the building. He was taken to a local hospital for a knee injury.

Fire department officials are investigating the cause of the fire. According to witnesses, there were no working smoke alarms and the sprinklers did not spray water as tenants were trying to escape.

Fire move swiftly, doing damage to property and people. If you or a loved on know someone who has been injured in a fire, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for professional legal representation.