Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis, Indiana:

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Working Building Fire

6014 Massachusetts Ave
Golden Rule Automotive Property
Dispatched at 5:05 PM
Multiple Calls to 911 reporting heavy fire showing
Marked Working at 5:06 PM
First Unit on scene – EG24 at 5:08 PM
Single Story Structure Ordinary Construction
Heavy Fire and Smoke showing
Aggressive offensive attack
Request water company to boost pressure at 5:32 PM
18 IFD Units Dispatched
1 City of Lawrence Unit Dispatched
5 Handlines – 2 Aerial Ops – 3 Supply Lines
Imminent Collapse of wall reported at 5:38 PM
Command orders all companies to maintain wide perimeter from building 5:38 PM
Fire Under Control at 6:03 PM
Utilities Secured to entire building
IEMS on Scene
IMPD on Scene
IFD Fire Buffs on Scene

Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Shannon Bosley
IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations – Fire ruled accidental
2 Firefighter slight injuries – 1 checked at scene and returned to work – 1 transported to Eskenazi for eye injury
Marion County Health dispatched to scene for fuel and fluid runoff from vehicles on lot at 6:54 PM

The building was occupied by 3 employees of Taller Los Amigos when the fire broke out.  One of the employees told fire investigators that a car on the lift, being worked on, caught fire. The lift was fully extended.  The employees tried to extinguish the blaze but were unsuccessful.  They evacuated and called 911.  The fire quickly took hold in the ceiling and spread throughout the structure.  Taller Los Amigos is one of 3 businesses that lease space from Golden Rule Automotive.   They have leased for about 3 years.  No injuries to the employees.

Credit: Rita Reith / MPIO