Indianapolis, IN – A fierce fire Friday night tore through a residence in the 6700 block of Woodmere Ct. in Indianapolis, forcing six family members out into the cold and claiming the life of a family dog.
The Indianapolis Fire Department responded at 7:23 PM to heavy flames visible from the front of the house and fire reaching the second floor. One dog was saved and received medical attention from Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, but another did not survive.
The American Red Cross has been engaged by the IFD’s Victims Assistance unit to aid the displaced family, which includes two adults and four children. Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control within 35 minutes, and they are currently investigating the cause.
Fortunately, no injuries to the residents were reported, and Pike Township fire crews were on hand to assist.