Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller said the fire started as an accidental grease fire in the kitchen. By the time the fire department arrived the blaze was going strong at the back of the house in the kitchen area. There was substantial smoke from the blaze.
The volunteer firefighters were able to save three cats and a dog from the fire. No injuries were reported.
Wednesday afternoon about 3:30 the Plymouth Fire Department responded to a gas leak at 118 North Michigan Street, behind City Hall.
Chief Miller said the renovation project of City Hall was excavating to put in a storm drain when they hit a 1½ inch service line which was connected to a 4 inch gas main in the alley.
The entire block was evacuated due to the location of the leak and wind direction.
NIPSCO had a crew in town and within a short time had the gas leak under control.