Indianapolis Firefighters Control Church Fire

Indianapolis fire trucks at the scene of a church fire


By Rita Reith

Members of the Indianapolis Fire Department responded earlier today to a working fire at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Firefighters located the fire in the basement, and there was no extension to the upper floor, although there was heavy smoke throughout the structure. No one was inside the church when the fire occurred, and damage is estimated at $1M.

Per Co-Director James Boyd, Our Savior Lutheran Church was established in 1939. Construction on the main structure was started in 1939 and completed in 1947. The church was added on to in 2002, and will celebrate its 80th anniversary on October 19, 2019.

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


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