Boy sought in fire that destroyed apartments


Police are looking for a boy in connection with a car fire that spread and destroyed about two dozen apartments at a suburban Indianapolis apartment complex.

The Noblesville Fire Department says the blaze started Sunday in a car parked underneath a carport at the Deer Chase Apartments. An adjacent apartment building was already on fire by the time firefighters arrived and crews needed more than an hour to get the blaze under control.

Division Chief Rick Russell says firefighters were hampered by lack of water from nearby hydrants where valves were restricted. Crews had to stretch hoses to hydrants a couple blocks away.

No injuries were reported to residents. Three firefighters were treated for heat-related troubles.

Authorities say the boy was seen inside the convertible minutes before it caught fire.

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