Dozens displaced after fire in Whiting

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Dozens of residents are displaced after a fire ripped through a multi-residence building Sunday afternoon in Whiting, Indiana.

The blaze broke out around 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of 119th St. The three-story building houses a dress shop and about 10-12 apartment units.

Firefighters from Hammond and East Chicago assisted in the blaze.

No injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting displaced residents find temporary shelter.

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  • bennysmommy39

    As of now 10:07 I look out across the street and they are still fighting this thing.. I feel so sorry for all the displaced people, and the fire depts, cops & now all the city workers it's very cold.

  • Helen Chapman

    Donations will be taken at the Whiting Elks on 119th St. From 9 til 12 on Monday Morning Jan 21st. for the families affected by the fire on 119th St. There are 6 amazing 6th grade girls that are wanting to help these families. Please help in anyway you can. Food, giftcards, clothes or monetary donations. Please find it in your heart's to help these girls help these families. Please copy to your Facebook… More information can be seen at The Whiting Elks Lodge #1273 facebook page.

  • SharonroseZane-Neu

    This is the time when we should all look at how lucky we are,and be grateful that no one was hurt. This could have happened to any of us.Everybody get up,look in your closets,wallets,and your hearts and help these people however much or however little you can.Every little bit helps.See you all at the donation centers.Oh,and most importantly pray.

  • Jesse R.

    I have a bunch of stuff I am getting ready to bring over there. I have been pushing for people to help out all night and morning on my FB page. I am wondering where else people will be able to help out though, other than through Red Cross. Not everybody will be able to be there within this 4 hour period. Any other word on the sizes needed would be greatly appreciated. I haven't seen any more info on this since last night.