Vacant east side home sustains significant damage after early morning fire

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4 Fast Facts

  • Crews called to fire at vacant home on east side
  • Flames and smoke seen shooting from the roof
  • Investigators said back door had been forced or pushed open
  • Home sustained significant damage

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Crews from the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a house fire on the east side of the city early Monday morning.

The call came in around 5:30 a.m. at a home in the 9600 block of Gull Lake Drive.

Flames were seen shooting from the roof when crews arrived and extensive fire damage could be seen on the right side of the home. No one was inside at the time of the fire and neighbors said the home has been vacant for quite some time. Investigators also said there was no power to the home. An arson dog was going through the home to search for accelerants.

An adjacent home sustained damage from the fire as well.

Crews said it appeared a back door had been pushed in or forced open. The fire remains under investigation.

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