Early morning fire on city’s southwest side ruled arson

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Investigators have ruled an early morning fire on the southwest side to be a case of arson.

It happened around 7 a.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Rinehart Avenue.

Crews responded to a call of a single-story residence fire with possible entrapment.

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke coming out of the attic and the crawl space.

Firefighters were able to clear the residence within 20 minutes with no one found inside.

Captain Mike Pruitt says the fire was under control within 20 minutes as well.

Crews from from the Wayne Township and Speedway fire departments assisted with bringing this fire under control.

The Wayne Township Fire Department sent out the following tweet with video of the blaze:

Contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS if you have any information on this fire.

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