Cooking fire leads to evacuation of Michigan Road apartments

Two people were transported to be checked for injury after a fire in the 7900 block of Michigan Road. (WTHR photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Fire in a high-rise apartment building displaced several residents Thursday evening, at least temporarily.

Around 8 p.m., a cooking fire was reported in a fifth-floor apartments at Crooked Creek Towers, 7988 Michigan Road.

The fire caused an automatic sprinkler system to activate. The high-pressure spray led to extensive flooding throughout the apartment and the rest of the fifth floor.

An evacuation ensued, and medical personnel transported two residents to be checked for what appeared to be minor injuries or anxiety.

There were no other injuries.

Indianapolis Fire Department personnel remain at the scene and hope to have everyone back in their homes tonight.

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