The LaPorte Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 510 Lincolnway Thursday at 3:19 a.m.
A witness told police he was awakened by a strong smell of smoke and got up to investigate. He went out to the front of the building and saw smoke and flames coming from the apartment below his.
When police arrived on the scene, smoke and flames were visible hear the floor area of the bottom apartment.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.