Group of LaPorte friends given commendation for warning residents of a house fire


A group of four high school classmates are being credited with possibly saving a couple’s life from a structure fire in LaPorte.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports the group had just gotten together and were headed to a friend’s house when they spotted the fire on July 12.

The flames were spreading from the garage to the house, in the 1400 block of I Street. The group pounded on the door until the woman inside, unaware of the fire, answered.

Drake Gunn, Jerry Fulton, Wes Cabrera and Tarick Jackson were given a certificate of excellence at a recent LaPorte City Council meeting.



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