Indianapolis, Indiana:

Indianapolis Fire Department   

Monday May 9, 2022



Working Residence Fire with exposures
N Capitol Ave

Dispatched at 6:19 PM
Multiple calls from neighbors reporting fire to 911
First Unit on scene – SQ14 at 6:22 PM
Two Story Structure – Ordinary Construction
Heavy fire showing from the front
21 IFD Units Dispatched
Aggressive offensive attack
6 Handlines – 3 Supply Lines – 1 Aerial Ops
Utilities Secured
Fire was contained to front area of the structure with some extension to the house next door
Primary search of both structures proves all clear at 6:29 PM
Command orders defensive fire attack at 6:49 PM
Fire under control in 3611 house at 7:16 PM
Fire under control in 3615 house at 7:45 PM
Working smoke alarms

IEMS on Scene
IMPD on Scene
IFD Fire Buffs Rehab Support Unit on Scene

Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Scott Olofson
Command Terminated at 8:05 PM
IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations on scene


The man told firefighters that he noticed smoke coming out of an inside wall, near the front of the house – tried to put it out with a hose – was unsuccessful and evacuated.


Credit: Rita L Reith, MPIO