Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Fire Department

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Working Vacant Structure Fire
1801 S Delaware
Dispatched at 2:46 AM
Multiple calls (8) to 911 reporting fire
First Unit on scene – SQ29 at 2:51 AM
Two ½ Story Structure – Ordinary Construction – Fully Involved – Complete Collapse
Heavy smoke and fire showing
Approximately 5 vehicles on fire
Command Orders Defensive Ops only at  2:51 AM
14 IFD Units Dispatched
4 Handlines – 2 Supply Lines – 1 Aerial Ops
Power Lines down in alley reported at 2:56 AM
Utilities Secured
Fire under control at 3:32 AM

IEMS on Scene

IFD Rehab Support Unit on Scene
Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Howard Stahl
No Injuries

IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations – Fire under investigation
Neighbors report that the structure has been vacant for some time
2 of the vehicles affected were parked on the street – 3 of the vehicles were parked in their owners yard – next to the fire
Command terminated at 4:24 AM

Credit: Rita L Reith, MPIO