Two Children Die in Gary Apartment Fire

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has confirmed two deaths but has not yet released the names or ages of the victims.

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March 25, 2018-Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has confirmed that two individuals died as a result of a fire earlier today. While the report did not release the names or ages of the victims, WGN TV is reporting that a 3 year old and a 5 year old were the victims. Firefighters were dispatched to 5820 Forest Court at approximately noon today in reference to a fire with entrapment. A witness on the scene reported that one young child jumped from a 4th story window and was assisted by neighbors.

Residents from 52 units were displaced according to a source. The Red Cross is assisting in temporary relocation.

We will update you as additional details become available. See the Video of the scene by clicking here.

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