Hammond firefighters battled a huge structure fire Sunday early morning at the former legislation business of of William “Invoice” Enslen, a prominent area …

HAMMOND —  Hammond firefighters battled a large structure fire Sunday morning at the previous law office environment of of William “Monthly bill” Enslen, a well known Region lawyer who was killed at his Hobart home previously this calendar year.

The Hammond Fire Division responded to a structure fire at 142 Rimbach St. all-around 2:30 a.m. soon after a Calumet Metropolis police officer seen smoke, Hammond Fireplace Main Jeff Smith reported.

The fire rendered the constructing a “overall decline,” but no bordering properties ended up impacted, Smith reported. No accidents or fatalities had been described. Smith mentioned the induce of the fireplace is continue to “beneath investigation.”

Firefighters experienced to be evacuated from the structure when the roof fell and the constructing started to “collapse in on itself,” Smith reported. Two aerial fire vehicles and a few engines ended up employed to get the fireplace less than manage. As of 2:50 p.m., a demolition crew was on the scene assisting Hammond firefighters achieve scaled-down pockets of the hearth, Smith said. 

The hearth happened at the Enslen, Enslen & Matthews Legislation Business office where by Enslen, previous Dyer city legal professional, was a lover.