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Indianapolis firetruck goes off-road while responding to north side apartment fire

A wrecker needed to remove the firetruck from the ditch. The crew gathered their gear and hoses, then helped put out the fire. Nobody was injured.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Fire Department firetruck went off-road as it was responding to an apartment fire Sunday night. 

Firefighters were called to the Lakeside Pointe at Nora Apartments at the corner of 91st Street and North College Avenue.

The first team arrived to scene at 9:13 p.m. and saw heavy fire coming from the front of the building in the clubhouse. 

The second team that arrived to the scene was trying to get to a nearby fire hydrant when it went off the road. A wrecker needed to remove the firetruck from the ditch. The crew gathered their gear and hoses, then helped put out the fire. 

Credit: Indianapolis Fire Department
Fire investigators determined the fire started in the storage area of the building, which was filled with paint and other flammable materials.

The fire was listed as under control in just under 30 minutes.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Fire investigators determined the fire started in the storage area of the building, which was filled with paint and other flammable materials.

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