INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Firefighters are still on the scene of the downtown fire Fridaymorning.
Early Thursday morning, fire destroyed a $28 million apartmentcomplex under-construction in downtown Indianapolis. That fire isstill smoldering over 27 hours later.
As of 6:30 a.m., there were six fire trucks still on the sceneputting water on some areas of the building.
Public safety officials say they are concerned that parts of thebuilding may still collapse due to heavy fire damage and the amountof water used to fight the flames.
Fire crews have been working around the clock trying to put outhot spots, and they may have to keep doing that for severaldays.
Investigators will also be working at the scene Friday to figureout what caused the fire.
"They'll start with the owners, they'll start with workers,they'll start with witnesses, they'll try to see if they can comeup with anything that maybe somebody saw, somebody heard. I'm surethere are a billion different stories about what people think theyknow or saw or whatever about the fire. Hopefully, they'll be ableto come to some conclusion, but it will take a while," said CaptainRita Reith of the Indianapolis Fire Department.
Captain Reith said due to the magnitude of the fire 12 fireinvestigators from IMPD, IFD, and ATF are trying to determine thecause of the fire. She said it could be days before they determinea cause.
No one was injured in the massive fire at the new developmentcalled Cosmopolitan on the Canal , an upscaleapartment complex has been under construction for a year now. Thebuilding was just months away from opening its doors. Now, thedevelopers will have to start all over. The development isconsidered a total loss.
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