Firefighters Hurt Battling Indianapolis Working Vacant Apartment Building Fire

Lawrence (IN) fire apparatus at the scene of a working apartment building fire in Indianapolis.

Two firefighters suffered slight injuries while working at a recent fire in a vacant Indianapolis (IN) apartment building, according to an Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) release.


One City of Lawrence firefighter suffered a cut hand while breaching a door and was treated on scene and released. An IFD firefigher suffered a strained shoulder and was transported.

Firefighters responding to the call Wednesday evening encountered heavy fire showing on arrival and commenced an offensive attack. Command ultimately ordered crews to adapt a defensive posture and called a second alarm. Part of the structure collapsed around 8:53 p.m.

The fire at the two-story building of ordinary construction was placed under control in 50 minutes. There were no working smoke detectors.

A total of 14 IFD units and two City of Lawrence units responded.



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