People uninjured, but dog missing after trailer fire

Michigan City and Coolspring fire departments stopped a trailer fire at Weatherstone Village in Michigan City on Saturday. A dog was reported missing following the blaze, but the people were uninjured.

MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City and Coolspring Township fire departments responded to a structure fire at a trailer in Weatherstone Village Saturday, and were able to put out the blaze in about an hour.

The call came in at 8:38 a.m., and the fire was reported “knocked down” at 9:34 a.m. and “out” at 9:58 a.m.

Tony Drzewiecki of the MCFD said when firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from under the south side of the Edgebrook Drive residence and extending up the walls and into the soffit of the structure.

Prior to firefighters’ response, all occupants of the trailer had evacuated, but a dog had been listed as missing.

Engine 4 from the MCFD’s Cleveland Avenue station and Engine 343 from Coolspring Township were the first units to arrive.

Michigan City started an initial interior attack and search for the dog, while Coolspring Township attacked the fire from outside at the base of the structure.

Also responding were Engine 1, Tower 1 and Engine 3 from the MCFD; and Engine 347, Tanker 356 and Rescue 369 from Coolspring Township.

The dog was not found inside the trailer, Drzewiecki said Monday; however, he was unaware of whether it had been located yet.

None of the evacuated occupants reported any injuries; and the American Red Cross was called to assist the trailer’s two residents with their immediate needs.

And other responding agencies included the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan City Police Department, NIPSCO and La Porte County EMS.

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