FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) - Fishers fire officials say four homes caught fire Tuesday afternoon in the Sandstone Village.
The two alarm fire began in a home in the 1300 block of Adirondack Court around 2:07 p.m. Tuesday. The homeowner told firefighters he was home working when he heard the smoke alarm going off. He walked into a hallway and saw heavy smoke and fire. He grabbed his dog, left the home and called 911.
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Firefighters say the first crew arrived on the scene at 2:10 p.m. Heavy fire and smoke was showing when the crew arrived on the scene. The fire was starting to spread to two homes on the north and south side. A fourth home also suffered damage.
Firefighters forced entry into one home and rescued two dogs.
Firefighters believe an electric problem in the attic could be the cause of the fire. The homeowners recently hired an electrician to fix electrical issues in the front area of the home, a release said.
Residents are frustrated that the first two firefighters on the scene arrived in an ambulance and not a fire truck carrying water.
The ladder truck with water did not arrive until eight minutes after the initial call.
"The house that started, it is two houses down from mine, and mine was still effected," said homeowner Lesley Smith.
According to the Fishers Fire Department, two fire engines were dispatched to two different areas on separate runs just before the fire happened.
There is also a fire station just blocks away, but there were no engines there because the building is under renovation.
Despite those issue the department added lives were saved. The Chief pointed out firefighters still delivered help within eight minutes, which is under their targeted time of nine minutes and 30 seconds.
"Everyone involved did an excellent job," said Lt. Deanna Matthews with the Fishers Fire Department.
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A total of 65 firefighters from five area departments helped put the fire out.
Firefighters continued to investigate the cause and origin of the fire Wednesday afternoon.
An 83-year-old woman was killed in a house fire in Owen County Tuesday night.
A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 shut down lanes Wednesday morning.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office asked that drivers use caution Wednesday morning as black ice was reported on some bridges in the county.