Fire crews battle apartment fire on city's SE side

INDIANAPOLIS - Firefighters battled a blaze at an apartment building on the city’s southeast side Monday evening.

The fire was reported at a two-story building in the 2400 block of Hobart Road, near East Raymond Street and South Sherman Drive, around 9 p.m.

Officials with the Indianapolis Fire Department said nobody was home at the time of the fire.

Neighbors said nobody lived in the building legally, but several squatters stayed in one of the apartments.

The fire was under control in 30 minutes and damage was estimated at $60,000, IFD said.

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