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6 businesses damaged in 2-alarm building fire in Castleton

The fire was reported just after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Six businesses sustained heavy damage in a two-alarm building fire in Castleton Wednesday night.

Indianapolis Fire Department and Lawrence Fire Department crews responded shortly after 11 p.m. to the fire in the 8100 block of Castleton Road in a retail and commercial area southwest of 82nd and Bash streets.

Crews found a nearly 10,000-square-foot building with heavy smoke coming from all four sides.

After an initial aggressive offensive attack on the fire, firefighters eventually shifted to a defensive approach, with the fire marked under control shortly before 1 a.m.

One firefighter was checked out at the scene for a slight injury and released back to work, IFD said. The building was unoccupied when the fire broke out. 

IFD said the following businesses were impacted by the fire, sustaining smoke and water damage:

  • 3D Auto and Restoration
  • A Ward Creations
  • JL Customs
  • Synthetic Evolutions
  • VanGuard Construction
  • Dearde LLC

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Credit: WTHR/Josh Blankenship
Credit: WTHR/Josh Blankenship

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