2 vacant houses burn side-by-side; 2 more catch fire blocks away

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Fire Department is investigating after four houses caught fire within blocks of each.

IFD first responded to the 800 block of W. 29th St. just after midnight. That’s just west of Doctor M.L.K. Jr. St.

Firefighters arrived to find an unoccupied home and a home under renovation “heavily involved” in flames. The fires were under control in about 30 minutes.

Three firefighters suffered slight injuries.

A few hours later, IFD responded to two more vacant homes on fire in the 1200 block of W. 29th St.

Firefighters responded just before 5 a.m. It took about 50 minutes to get the fires under control.

The homes were side-by-side and the neighboring homes on either side were evacuated.

No one was injured in the second fire.

IFD is investigating the cause of both fires.


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