Indianapolis, Indiana:

Indianapolis Fire Department

Date: Monday June 13, 2022


Working Residence Fire with possible entrapment

8088 Cardinal Cove E
Dispatched at 3:24 PM
Multiple calls to 911 reporting fire
First Unit on scene – BC02 at 3:29 PM
Marked working at 3:29 PM
Tri Level Structure Ordinary Construction
Heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof and basement
14 IFD Units Dispatched
3 Handlines – 2 Supply Lines – 1 Aerial Ops
Aggressive interior attack
All occupants accounted for at 3:34 PM – entrapment unfounded

Primary search proved all clear at 3:40 PM

Utilities Secured – power shut off to entire structure at 3:46 PM

Fire under control at 4:04 PM
Working Smoke Alarms
IMPD on Scene

IEMS on Scene

IFD Rehab Support Unit on Scene
Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Ronnie Anderson

3 occupants and 1 cat displaced

IFD Victims Assistance was on scene and working with the family’s insurance for shelter and to secure the house.

No injuries
Command terminated at 5:05 PM

The resident told firefighters that she heard and felt lightning strike the house, in the area of the chimney.  She was working in her office and the strike damaged the computer and other electronics she was using.  She called 911 and evacuated.  The family was packed and set to go on a much anticipated vacation the following day.  The strike traveled from the chimney to the basement and did extensive damage to the attic area and upper level of the home along with the basement.


Credit: Rita L Reith, MPIO