INDIANAPOLIS–A nursing home fire put 41 people out in the cold just after midnight Tuesday. The fire started in the dining room at the Crowne Pointe Senior Living Community on East 16th St. at 12:06 a.m.
The staff of the home began evacuating people before the Indianapolis Fire Dept. arrived. Residents were put on IndyGo buses, rather than being stuck in the cold.
Over 30 units were dispatched to the scene. The fire was under control in about a half hour. The residents who were on the buses were taken to a facility next door.
Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Rita Reith said no one was hurt.
About three hours later, just before 3 a.m., a fire in a vacant house south of downtown destroyed a house and five cars.
That fire was at 1801 South Delaware St., near Garfield Park. Neighbors told firefighters the two and a half story house had been vacant for a while.
During the fire two cars parked on the street and three parked in the yard next door were burned.
No one was hurt, but the house collapsed and was a total loss.