Cause, Origin of Massive Indiana Fire Undetermined

June 19, 2012

Indiana investigators are trying to determine what caused a three-alarm fire that left behind $3.5 million in damages.

Indianapolis Fire Capt. Rita Burris said investigators remained on the scene Saturday and had not determined the cause or the origin of the blaze that sent black smoke wafting into the sky over the city’s near north side the night before.

The fire destroyed a four-story, 60-apartment building under construction in the 16 Park development by the Indianapolis Housing Agency. The building was due to open this fall.

The Indianapolis Star reports the fire displaced some residents of another building in the complex.

Lt. Larry Tracy says one firefighter was injured and was treated for a possible broken wrist.

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