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Family Again Stricken by Fire

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte area family could use some good luck after losing their belongings in a storage unit fire last night.


Lynn Grenough was among the people with items stored at the facility showing up Friday to assess the damage on 18th Street. Her family rented two of the destroyed units containing furniture and other belongings salvaged from their house damaged by fire in November of 2020.


Also, inside their storage units were brand new things they purchased to replace what was lost in the fire nearly two years ago.


Grenough said her family lives in a rental home until a settlement is reached on their fire-damaged residence at Rustic Hills subdivision between La Porte and Michigan City.


Grenough said one reason their belongings were stored in the units is they were not needed in the furnished home her family is currently renting. She described having a sickening feeling in her stomach while looking at the charred and twisted remains of the storage facility. 


Amanda Oswald did not have anything in storage, but she walked the short distance from her home to see the remains of a fire she watched last night from her residence.


"The smoke was just billowing out of the building. It was insane, and it stunk. It was horrible. It was just sad. Sad," Oswald said.

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