Woman and granddaughters displaced from near west side home after fire


House fire on Oliver Ave. (Photo courtesy of IFD)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman and her two granddaughters, ages 8 and 9, have been displaced from their near west side home following a fire Monday afternoon.

The Indianapolis Fire Department says crews were called to the scene in the 1300 block of Oliver Ave. at about 3:48 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they say fire was showing, with exposure to the west threatened. The blaze was marked under control by 3:58, according to IFD.

Battalion Chief Rick Scott McCarty estimates the fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the single story home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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