East side apartment fire leaves 2 residents, 2 firefighters injured

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Four people were injured in an apartment fire on the east side of Indianapolis Saturday night.

911 operators received a call at 10:23 p.m. in reference to a disturbance at the Bankers Lane Apartments.

When officers arrived, they found the building was on fire with residents trapped inside.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department made several attempts to alert residents after finding the apartment on fire.

Some people were able to escape, including a 55-year-old man who jumped from a second-story window onto an air mattress that was put down by police, officials say.

That man was taken by ambulance to Eskenazi Hospital and has since been upgraded to stable condition.

The Indianapolis Fire Department was called to the scene and arrived within minutes.

Firefighters saw smoke and fire showing from both the first and second floor of the building, with multiple occupants hanging out of the second story window.

A semi-conscious 25-year-old woman was found on the second floor of the apartment and was rescued by firefighters, according to authorities.

She was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition, but her status has since been upgraded to serious condition.

Two firefighters sustained injuries in the fire but are expected to survive.

The section of the apartment complex had four units and all four were affected by smoke or fire damage.

A total of eight residents have been displaced, including the two that were injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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