(Michigan City, IN) - Fire caused heavy damage to an apartment house in Michigan City last evening. Firefighters about 5:30 p.m. responded to the area of 9th and Washington streets on the city’s north side.
Ashley Hanner, who lives close to where the fire occurred, said she began seeing smoke while heading back home on U.S. 12 and the smoke became thicker as she drove closer to the burning structure. Hanner said firefighters were on the roof trying to get water on the flames in the two story house.
Eventually, she said firefighters had to climb down because of the structure weakening from the fire spreading. “The flames just became too much and they had to get off the roof,” she said.
Hanner said water was then sprayed on the flames from a ladder extending above the structure. Sources say there were four apartments inside the house.
So far, no reports of any injury. We’ll provide more details as they’re made available from the Michigan City Fire Department.