By Rita Reith
Crews made an aggressive interior attack and used several master streams to control this fast-moving apartment fire in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Firefighters responding to the Sunday fire at the Stone Lake Apartments had reports of possible entrapment that proved unfounded. All occupants managed to escape prior to the arrival of the fire department, and there were no injuries. About 76 firefighters responded to the fire, which went to two alarms and affected about eight units of the complex.
There were no access issues or problems with the building, however the front of the structure faces the lake, and this was where the majority of the fire was. The firewalls inside the structure worked as intended and helped stem the spread of fire.
RITA L. REITH is a battalion chief with the Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department and serves as the agency’s public information officer.