A Friday night fire at the Greentree Apartments on the city’s south side displaced 44 residents.
Firefighters were dispatched around 11:30 p.m., and the fire was out by 1:23 a.m. All occupants were evacuated safely.
It’s unclear whether there were working fire alarms in the building.
The Indianapolis Fire Department Victim Assistance Unit was working with Red Cross to shelter residents, public information officer Rita Reith said in a statement. However, the complex was full and they were unable to rehome any occupants Friday night.
The fire, which is being investigated as an electrical fire, appears to have originated on the lower level of the building and moved to the upper level, Reith said.
“Occupants of the building reported to firefighters that they’d been having ‘electrical issues’ throughout the night with lights flickering and the clock on the stove having to be reset several times,” according to the release.
Two Southport police officers were checked for smoke inhalation.
Four apartments were affected by heavy fire, water and smoke damage.
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