Busy weekend for Indianapolis Fire Department

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 14, 2015) — Saturday was a busy day for the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Departments responded to several house fires in a span of about three hours.

The first call came in just after 1 Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of Senate Avenue, at the Senate Manor Apartments.

Tenants reported seeing light smoke in the building before noon but weren’t sure where the smoke was coming from.

As the smoke got worse, a second floor tenant called 911 and the building was safely evacuated.

The next fire occurred around 1:30 in the 900 block of 32nd street.

Fire crews said smoke was coming from the single story home when they arrived.

The couple who were home at the time reported a fire in the kitchen, which damaged their home.

They also were able to evacuate the home safely.

The last fire the fire department reported happened just after 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Keystone Avenue.

A man identified as Marlon Jackson told firefighters he fell asleep on the couch while his two cousins were in another room watching television when the fire broke out.

Jackson admitted he had been smoking when he fell asleep on the couch and woke up to the couch on fire.

Everyone was able to get out safely but Jackson sustained an injury that he refused treatment for on the scene.

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