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Indianapolis Crews Contain Vehicle Fire in Parking Garage

Firefighter with flames coming from a car


Photos and info by Rita Reith

Indianapolis (IN) firefighters responded to this recent vehicle fire in a parking deck.

Crews had heavy smoke showing when they responded to the November 1 fire on the fifth floor of REI Central Park. Companies used two handlines, two supply lines, and aerial support to contain the fire, which involved a 2011 Silver Chevy Equinox. Approximately 15 units were dispatched, and there were no reported injuries.

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RITA L. REITH is a battalion chief with the IFD and serves as the agency’s public information officer.


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