Woman injured in near-east side house fire
Cause of fire remains under investigation
Last Updated: 246 days ago
A fire ravaged a home on the city’s near-east side early Monday, injuring a woman and causing more than $75,000 in damages, Indianapolis Fire Department officials said.
Just before 1 a.m., IFD crews were called to the 2200 block of Brookside Parkway South Drive on reports of a structure fire.
When firefighters arrived, they found that the garage attached to the home was engulfed in flames, and the fire quickly began spreading to the home.
The man and woman who owned the home were able to escape the blaze. The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital.
“I came down and the garage was on fire. I tried to get the fire extinguisher to work, but I couldn’t,” homeowner Elvin Royalty said.
It took crews 45 minutes to gain control of the fire.
IFD officials said the cause of the fire remained under investigation.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.