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Crews respond to south side fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Crews were called to a fire on the city’s south side just before 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, the fire occurred at a structure in the 1500 block of Blaine Avenue.

Crews arrived on scene minutes after receiving the call. IFD said that upon arrival crews noticed heaving fire showing. They also said that the structural integrity of the building had been severely compromised, with the center roof and southeast corner collapsing.

Crews were able to get the fire under control just before 9 p.m.

There were two people inside the structure when the fire began. However, both were able to escape unharmed.

One firefighter was slightly injured and was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Damage has been estimated at $100,000.

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