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Stubborn fire keeps IFD busy for 3 hours

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It took Indianapolis firefighters three hours to put out a fire on the far east side of the city Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the 10000 block of East Indian Creek Road South around 5:30 p.m. and found a home and adjacent pole barn on fire. This is near East Edgewood Avenue and Acton Road.

Several obstacles, including the frigid temperatures, created a difficult battle for firefighters. The structure was far from the roadway which made water pumping efforts somewhat of a challenge.

Officials say they also had to unfreeze equipment and bring in extra crews over the hours-long incident.

A family of three escaped unharmed. Two firefighters were slightly hurt and transported to Indianapolis hospitals to be checked out.

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The family says they’re unsure how the fire started but they think there may have been a problem with the furnace.

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