IFD searching for driver who ruptured hose during northeast side house fire


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Fire Department officials are searching for a driver who ran over one of their hoses while they fought a fire at a north side home Sunday.

They shared the video on their Facebook page Tuesday morning. asking for help identifying who may have been driving a black Volkswagen that ran over a hose and caused it to break.

In a statement Tuesday, IFD says issues like these happen far too frequently:

"Believe it or not – this happens more than you know – and it is simply not acceptable. Additionally – this request to NOT drive over our hose is not new. We repeatedly message out that when you drive up on the bright yellow hose in the street, surrounded by all the big red vehicles and flashing lights – stop – turn around and find a different route to where you are headed."

IFD says they stopped the woman in the car, but she drove off before police arrived at the scene.