Indy Crews Extinguish House Fire

Firefighters at a house fire

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Indianapolis firefighters were compelled to operate defensively at this recent fire in a two-story home.

According to Battalion Chief Rita Reith, there were no injuries, and a family of six was displaced. Extreme cold temperatures made work difficult for firefighting crews.

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

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Fire photographer Tom Dolan shared some recent images from a residential fire in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Indianapolis firefighters battled this box alarm fire in an attic in a residential building on the southwest side of the city. Command saw conditions deteriorating quickly and ordered firefighters to leave the structure. Air horns sounded and interior attack crews from Engine 19 exited seconds before the attic lit up in flames.

No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation.

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