INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indianapolis Fire Department launched an investigation Monday to find out what caused a large warehouse fire on Van Buren Street Sunday night.
An Indiana State Police helicopter conducted an aerial assessment Monday. Engineers will determine if the building can be shored up for investigators to gain entry or whether the structure needs to be demolished.
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An IFD spokesperson says the ATF will send agents to help with the investigation. They should arrive on site Tuesday morning. In the meantime, the origin and cause of the fire has not been determined.
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IFD officials have also requested an air quality team from the EPA to monitor the air inside the warehouse. Investigators want to know if they will need to wear masks when they search through the rubble. Officials say EPA tested the air quality inside the building before the fire and did not find any problems.
The warehouse was once a manufacturing plant that made movable partitions and foldable doors. Former workers at the plant say it closed in 2009. The property sits in the County Surplus at the County Treasurers office.
A check with the Fire Marshal's office found two inspections of the building were attempted this year. One in March and one in July. In both cases, the inspector was unable to get inside the building.
The Department of Code Enforcement says there are no major violations on the property other than high weeds and grassy areas.
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