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Three homes damaged by fire after possible lightning strike on Indianapolis' east side

Posted: 7:53 AM, Oct 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 21:25:15-04
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INDIANAPOLIS — Three homes were damaged by fire early Sunday morning on the east side of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Fire Department crews were called around 3:30 a.m. to the 10500 block of Mallard Glen Court for a house fire, IFD Batallion Chief Rita Reith said.

When crews arrived, they found one house fully engulfed by flames after a possible lightning strike, Reith said.

Two other homes were damaged due to fire exposure from the first house fire, Reith said.

An Uber driver woke one family up and told them about the fire, Reith said. They were able safely evacuate the home.

No injuries were reported by the residents.

One firefighter was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital for possible heat exhaustion, Reith said.

IFD Battalion Chief Rob Aldrich estimated the fire caused an estimated $750,000 worth of damage to all three homes.