Empty south side building “critically compromised” after Sunday morning’s fire

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – It could be the final nail in the coffin for an empty building south of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Fire Department was called to an empty building near the junction of East Sumner Avenue and Shelby Street around 8 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of a fire. Witnesses told IFD that someone entered the building and set it on fire.

It took about 25 minutes for the firefighters to extinguish the blaze, but the damage was done. The IFD says the vacant building near the railway just off the road from Indianapolis University has been critically compromised. In a tweet, the IFD said the building could be destroyed in the future.

No one was inside the building and no one was injured as firefighters worked to put out the blaze. This is the “fourth or fifth” time this building has caught fire.

5:50 AM – #IFD FF’s 1005 E Sumner Ave. This empty structure reacts to another fire. The command only orders defensive operations because the structural integrity of the building has already been critically compromised. The BNS has called for the demolition of unsafe buildings. pic.twitter.com/UrKUoxpLvV

– Indianapolis Fire Department (@IFD_NEWS) March 13, 2022

The original call came from a neighboring business who told firefighters that intruders were inside and outside the 1005 E Sumner Bldg and the fire of light. The CSX track has been notified since the supply line was established. Workers brought the fire under control in 25 minutes. No injuries pic.twitter.com/zl8RPOfkl7

– Indianapolis Fire Department (@IFD_NEWS) March 13, 2022

#IFD #Onsin 1005 E Sumner Ave. pic.twitter.com/JIK7JCzCSL

– Indianapolis Fire Department (@IFD_NEWS) March 13, 2022

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