80 firefighters battle blaze on city’s SE side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Eighty firefighters battled a house fire Thursday on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

Crews arrived to a home in the 6000 block of S. Arlington Ave. just after 11:30 a.m. and found heavy flames visible. Black smoke could be seen for miles around.

Firefighters from Indianapolis FD and Beech Grove FD responded.

The fire caused an estimated $800,000 worth of damage. It was under control by 2:15 p.m.

The house belongs to a family of six that was not home at the time of the fire. The family’s barn was heavily damaged in a fire back in December.

The cause of Thursday’s fire is under investigation.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat-related injuries.