Gary Fire Crews Fight Blaze at Abandoned Building

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In Gary, fire crews were at the scene of a blaze in the downtown area early this morning.  Nwi-dot-com reports the fire was at an abandoned apartment building at 17th and Maryland Street.  According to the article, the Merrillville Fire Department brought in an aerial truck after a request for mutual aid.  The building reportedly was fully engulfed.  About 24-hours earlier, officials say the Gary Fire Department was dispatched to fires at two abandoned buildings in the 800 block of Jackson Street, where crews fought blazes at a vacant apartment building and an empty single-family home next door.