Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis Fire Department   
Saturday July 31, 2021

Working Residence Fires with possible entrapment

W 28th and Highland Place
348 W 28th and 352 W 28th
Dispatched at 4:06 PM
Multiple calls to 911 reporting fire
First Unit on scene – SQ14 at 4:07 PM
Two Story Ordinary Construction
Heavy Smoke and Fire Showing from two houses
15 IFD Units Dispatched
4 Handlines – 2 Supply Lines
Utilities Secured – Power lines down in the back
Unclear on Working Smoke Alarms
Fire under control in both homes at 4:33 PM
Primary and Secondary searches of both homes reported all clear at 4:42 PM
Occupants report all family members accounted for at 4:45 PM
IMPD on Scene
IEMS on Scene
IFD Fire Buffs Rehab Support Unit on Scene
Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Scott Olofson
No Firefighter Injuries
1 Civilian Slight injury – checked at scene
4 people displaced from the 352 home
2 people displaced from the 348 home
2 Dogs accounted for and OK
Command terminated at 5:51 PM
IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations – Fire ruled accidental – smoldering embers on a trailer, situated between two residences, re-ignited, caught the trailer on fire and communicated to two homes.  Occupants were able to evacuate both structures on their own.

Credit: Rita L Reith, MPIO