By Brad Edwards

(CBS)—Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room — and you’re a firefighter.

It’s a problem that’s long plagued some of Gary, Ind.’s finest, who earlier this month were called to fight multiple fires in one night. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports there may be a remedy.

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Fire Station No. 5 was shuttered in 2012. Firefighters bounced from one location to — now — the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. It’s part homeless shelter. Its engine sits next to a float.

It’s connected to a party room that’s for rent.

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“A lot of our guys can’t get any sleep,” Gary Fire Department Lt. Kevin Thomas says. “Something needs to be done right away.”

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who calls the situation “substandard,” has just secured a HUD loan for a new home.

“We’re looking to do as much as we can, as quickly as we can,” she says.

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At one potential building site construction might begin as early as early next year.

Brad Edwards