Two-alarm apartment fire on Indy’s west side displaces dozens

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2015) — Dozens of people are displaced after a two-alarm apartment fire on the west side of Indianapolis.

Crews were called to the Westpark Townhomes on Swallowtail Drive, near the intersection of 10th Street and Girls School Road, around 4 a.m.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire and smoke showing from the apartment building. The fire quickly spread into the attic of the building extending beyond the apartment where the fire started. It took crews 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

All occupants escaped the apartment building. One occupant was checked out for smoke inhalation but was not transported. There were no firefighter injuries.

Eight units were damaged by the fire, and seven of those eight units were occupied. Four units suffered severe fire damage; two units had smoke and water damage; and two units had smoke damage only.

25 people were displaced because of the fire – ten adults and 15 children. They are being helped by Wayne Township Victims Assistance.

Five agencies assisted in putting out the fire: Wayne Township Fire Department, Avon Fire Department, Speedway Fire Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, and Pike Township Fire Department.

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