mabas21 - Gary Engine 8, 12, Truck 1, Squad 2 and Ambulance 408 and Safety Officer 153 were dispatched to a reported building fire in the 700 block of Washington Street. On arrival 153 reported heavy fire showing in a 3 story brick 90x55 building. It was quickly determined that an additional truck and engine were needed. Within minutes a box alarm was struck then a 2nd alarm. Crews quickly set-up Trucks 1 and 2 along with deck guns and handlines. An additional truck from Merrillville and Munster were requested to the scene along with an Engine from US Steel. Due to the fact my battery died in the first minute and I had to leave to get a second camera I missed a large portion of the building collapse. Two buildings to the rear of the original fire building did catch fire also. Crews did an incredible job containing the fire and minimizing damage to surrounding structures. No injuries were reported at the fire scene.
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