Family escapes house fire, dog dies in Hobart, Indiana, fire officials say

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Monday, March 18, 2024
Family dog dies in house fire in NW Indiana, fire officials say
Four fire departments stepped in to fight the blaze at a Hobart, Indiana home on Sunday, fire officials say.

HOBART, Ind. (WLS) -- A family escaped from a burning house in Northwest Indiana on Sunday, according to the Hobart Fire Department.

The fire broke out around 9 p.m. on the 350-block of North Wabash Street.

Portage Fire, Gary Fire, Lake Station Fire and Hobart Police helped Hobart fire put the fire out.

The family's dog did not survive the fire, according to Hobart fire.

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Officials said that the family was likely saved thanks to attentive parents and working smoke alarms.

The family has a temporary place to stay.