Man injured in morning house fire in Indianapolis
Last Updated: 62 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A man was burned in a fire Tuesday morning at an Indianapolis home, fire officials confirmed.
The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) said just after 8:15 a.m., crews were dispatched to 604 N. Oakland Ave. and saw heavy smoke coming from the home upon arrival.
IFD said 13 crews were dispatched to the fire, which they said they got under control within 20 minutes.
One person was taken to Wishard Hospital with burns to his hands and face: Robert Holmes, 22. He and his roommate, Patrick Pfaff, 53, told investigators that the fire had started in Holmes’ bedroom.
Pfaff said he had heard Holmes screaming in his room, and when he went to see what was going on, Holmes was running out of the bedroom, which was on fire.
Investigators estimate the amount of damage caused by the fire equals roughly $40,000. They're unsure how exactly the fire started, but the case is still under investigation.
IFD said anyone who notices smoke or fire should leave their home immediately and call 911 -- never attempt to extinguish a fire yourself as it is clearly too dangerous without proper training.
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