Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis Fire Department

Tuesday December 7, 2021

Working  Residence Fire
1058 W 33rd St

Dispatched at 4:01 AM
First Unit on scene – EG14 at 4:05 AM
Two Story Ordinary Construction
Heavy Fire Showing from rear of two story structure
14 IFD Units Dispatched
4 Handlines – 2 Supply Lines
Excessive Clutter conditions reported in interior

Primary and secondary searches reported all clear

Occupant says working smoke alarms in home but none activated
Fire under control at 5:12 AM
No injuries
IMPD on Scene
IEMS on Scene
Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Ken Bacon
IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations on scene

A family of 3, two adults and 1 child, are displaced after a blaze broke out in the attic space of their home and forced the sleeping family to evacuate. Firefighters were called to 1058 W 33rd for an unknown call for fire and arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear.  Crews made an aggressive attack on the blaze but had some difficutly with interior access due to heavy clutter. IFD Command ordered additional apparatus for manpower.  The fire was marked  under control in 1 hour 12 mins.  Frigid temperatures and water made for slick working conditions for firefighters.  DPW was called for salt.  2 dogs and 2 cats were accounted for and OK.  IFD Victims Assistance is working with Red Cross for shelter.  The family has lived here 16 years and has insurance.  The owner told firefighters that they had been experiencing electrical issues earlier in the day but were unable to get an electrician out to the house. No injuries.

Credit: Rita L Reith, MPIO