INDIANAPOLIS - Crews returned to the scene of a rekindled apartment fire on the city’s southeast side early Thursday morning.
The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) said the fire was originally reported at roughly 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of Fox Harbor Lane, just east of Keystone Avenue and just north of Interstate 465.
The original fire was sparked by a power surge linked to the passing storms Wednesday, officials confirmed.
Heavy smoke and fire were reported by crews arriving to the scene Wednesday. Crews with the Indianapolis Fire Department had the fire under control in 35 minutes.
Then, early Thursday at roughly 1:30 a.m., IFD said the fire rekindled.
Investigators said wires from the power surge were likely still so hot that it sparked a new fire.
No injuries were reported in either fire, but officials said 16 units were affected by the blaze. Authorities said the cause of the fire was a lightning strike to the roof.
IFD estimated damage to be $250,000.
Lightning was also blamed for two other Indianapolis fires Wednesday evening, IFD said.
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