Crews fight last hot spots of northern Indiana downtown fire
Sep. 13, 2017
LAGRANGE, Ind. (AP) — Fire crews used an excavator to move rubble in order to reach the final hot spots of a blaze that destroyed two downtown businesses in a northern Indiana community.
The fire continued to smolder Wednesday in LaGrange, a day after the fire broke out in a row of older buildings across the street from the LaGrange County Courthouse. The roof and front facade collapsed on a Family Dollar store and the roof caved in on a sporting goods retailer.
No injuries were reported and the fire's cause wasn't immediately known. A boil-water advisory was issued because firefighters drained much of the water supply in the town about 40 miles east of South Bend.