A six-year-old girl and her uncle were killed in a house fire in Gary
The fire broke out in 500 buildings from Maryland Street at around 4:45 am, and firefighters already connected elsewhere rushed to the scene.
“When the companies arrived there was an intense fire in front of the house,” said Sean O’Donnell, chief of Gary’s fire department. “I entered the companies through the back door with one dead man in the back, a 21-year-old. While searching the house, they found a child of The age of 6 years. Young girl. The child was taken out and life-saving measures were taken. “
Despite their best efforts, the little girl died. Neighbors said she was the granddaughter of the woman who lived in the house, with her autistic son. She was airlifted to a hospital in Chicago and remains in critical condition.
Coroner’s Lake County office identified the girl as Ciara Brown. The man was identified as Dennis Leggins, 30, by the same address, which is in contrast to the age that first released fire officials.
There was a lot of fire and I heard the lady screaming and got out from the back but she was screaming that her kids were there, and her kids were there, he called 911 … But she couldn’t reach them, it was just there Eric Holloway, one of the next-door neighbors said: “A lot of Flames. ” He took care of her grandson and her children. It is a tragedy, you know. It is devastating. “
Officials said that a second family living upstairs evacuated themselves. The cause of the fire is still under investigation with Indiana Marshall working alongside the Gary Fire and police departments to make this decision.