No injuries after second alarm fire during Boy Scouts meeting at near northeast side church

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Firefighters battled a second alarm fire Saturday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on the near northeast side.

20 people were evacuated and had no injuries as the fire broke out during a Boy Scouts meeting.

Just before 5:20 p.m. IFD was dispatched to the church, located in the 1500 block of Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave from multiple callers on the interstate. They reported seeing a heavy fire coming from the rear of the church.

IFD says they were on scene within three minutes and called a second alarm at 5:28 p.m.

The fire was under control in 25 minutes and damage is estimated at $100,000.

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