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7 People displaced in northeast side apartment fire

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4 Fast Facts

  •  Fire heavily damages Keystone North Apartments
  • Seven people displaced
  • One firefighter injured
  • Cause remains under investigation

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 14, 2016)–Five apartments were damaged and seven people were displaced when fire broke out at an apartment building on the city’s northeast side.

Fire crews were called to the Keystone North Apartments in the 4100 block of Edgemere Court shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Heavy smoke and flames were pouring from a first floor apartment in the three story building.

According to firefighters, the occupant and a 5-month-old baby were not home when the fire broke out.  The woman was notified by neighbors that her apartment was on fire.  She told firefighters she believes there was possible unattended food on the stove from a guest staying at her apartment.

Extra fire units were called to the scene.  The blaze was brought under control within 40 minutes.

One firefighter was slightly injured after suffering a sprain.  The injured firefighter was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Five apartments suffered damage, three by the fire, and 2 others suffered smoke and water damage.

Damage to the apartment building has been estimated at $150,000.

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