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Fire at northeast side shopping center causes water damage to Glendale library, Target

Fire at northeast side shopping center damages Glendale library, office supply store

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fire broke out at a northeast side shopping complex early Tuesday morning, Indianapolis Fire Department said.

IFD firefighters were called to the Glendale Town Center at 6101 N. Keystone Ave. around 4:05 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a fire alarm incident. That’s between Kessler Boulevard and East 62nd Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found that a service hallway between the Target and the other connecting buildings caught fire. A sprinkler was able to put out the flames, but IFD says water utilities were shut off to contain the water damage.

No one was injured in the fire, but IFD says that Staples, Target, and Glendale Public Library will be closed on Tuesday due to water and smoke damage.

They also added that “most of the damage was contained to the utility room and common hallway.”

IFD says that the businesses will be closed until crews can clean up the affected areas. The buildings will be under “Fire Watch” until the sprinkler system can be reactivated.

Keshia McEntire with Indianapolis Public Library told News 8 that the branch is waiting for inspection by fire marshalls to get an “all clear” to open.

“Staff is hopeful that we receive the all-clear this morning so we may open by noon for regular service,” McEntire said.