Firefighters Control Fire at Vacant Indianapolis Home

Firefighters with hooks at vacant house fire

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Photos and info by Rita Reith

One firefighter sustained a slight injury during the response to this working fire in a vacant residence in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Nineteen Indianapolis Fire Department units were dispatched along with two Buckcreek fire units. Companies found fire showing from the roof. Four tankers were used to establish water supply. Damage is estimated at $70,000.

Neighbors say the home has been vacant for a less than two weeks.

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

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Fire at a towing shop in Indiana

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By Rita Reith

Indianapolis firefighters recently responded to this working fire at a towing and repair shop.

The fire at Poor Man’s Towing and Repair was initially dispatched as a trash fire. Twelve Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) units responded along with two Pike Township fire units. Crews found heavy fire showing from the rear of structure.

There were no reported injuries. The fire was contained to two add-on buildings at the rear, with no extension into the main building.

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

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