Firefighters battle east side house fire - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Firefighters battle east side house fire

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The vacant located in the 3200 block of Arlington The vacant located in the 3200 block of Arlington
Holes in the floor made it dangerous for crews to battle the flames Holes in the floor made it dangerous for crews to battle the flames

Indianapolis - Firefighters are were called to a vacant house fire early Monday morning on the city's east side.

The flames broke out around 3:30am on Arlington near 32nd Street. That area was closed to traffic, but reopened after a little more than an hour.

Firefighters say the smoke was so heavy it set off alarms in the building next door and that is how the department was notified.

Holes in the floors made fighting the fire dangerous, but crews managed to get the fire under control and kept it from spreading to Arlington Self Storage next door.

Two firefighters have minor injuries including one with a twisted ankle from stepping off a ladder and one has burns to the ears. They were treated at the scene.

No one was in the house at the time. Firefighters say a realtor owns the house and was getting it ready to sell. The previous tenants moved out about a month ago.

Arson investigators are on the scene trying to figure out how it started.

It is estimated, the house has $80,000 in damage


 

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