Indianapolis, Indiana:

Working Vacant Building Fire

2611 E Michigan St
Dispatched at 5:25 AM
IFD Engine 11 was returning from an alarm run and saw fire and smoke in the air
Incident Marked working at 5:25AM
First Unit on scene – EG11 at 5:26 AM

Two and ½ Story Structure Ordinary Construction
Heavy Smoke Showing from the roof
Aggressive Offensive Attack
Command orders Defensive Fire only at 5:28 AM
Report of Roof Collapse into Building at 5:29 AM
Transition to Offensive Attack at 5:39 AM
Primary and secondary search proves all clear at 5:48 AM
Fire under control at 5:49 AM
14 IFD Units Dispatched
4 Handlines – 2 Supply Lines
Utilities Secured by AES
No Working Smoke Alarms
IEMS on Scene
IMPD on Scene
No injuries
Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Rodney Pool

IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations – Cause Ruled – Incendiary: Intentionally Set- ARSON

Credit: Rita Reith, MPIO