Murdered Lawyer ‘Former Law Firm a’ Total Loss’ After Structure Burned | Hammond News
Hammond firefighters fought a massive structural fire Sunday morning at the former law firm of William “Bill” Enslen, a major area …
HAMMOND – Hammond firefighters battled a massive structural fire on Sunday morning at the former law firm of William “Bill” Enslen, a prominent Rregional lawyer who was killed at his Hobart home earlier this year.
The Hammond Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 142 Rimbach St. around 2:30 a.m. after a A Calumet City police officer noticed smoke, Hammond Fire Chief Jeff Smith said.
The fire caused the building to be a “total loss,” but no surrounding buildings were affected, Smith said. No injuries or deaths were reported. Smith said the cause of the fire was still “under investigation.”
Firefighters had to be evacuated from the structure when the roof fell and the building began to “collapse on itself,” Smith said. Two aerial fire trucks and three engines were used to contain the blaze. At 2:50 p.m., a demolition crew was on the scene to help Hammond firefighters reach the small pockets of the blaze, Smith said.
The fire occurred at Enslen, Enslen & Matthews Law Office where Enslen, a former lawyer for the Town of Dyer, was a partner.