Vacant south side home goes up in flames
A vacant house on the south side went up in flames early this morning. Fire investigators say the home is a total loss.
The Indianapolis Fire Department was dispatched to 3320 Newhart Street at 3:23 a.m. Saturday. When crews arrived on the scene, heavy fire was showing. Officials say flames could be seen from a mile away.
Fire officials say their defensive attack on the fire was labor intensive and lengthy because the nearest fire hydrant was a mile and a half away.
It took crews about an hour to get the fire under control.
Investigators say the house was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Information from Indianapolis Fire Department