Several abandoned homes catch fire in Gary

GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- People in Gary want to know if someone set several abandoned homes on fire overnight.

A witness said there was a strong smell of gasoline before fire spread from one home to another in the 2500-block of Polk Street.

The smoke and flames were so intense that drivers could see them from Interstate 80/94. Firefighters struggled to get them under control overnight.

There were no reports of injuries. So far, the cause of the fires is unclear.
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