INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Fire Department responded to numerous fires on Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning.
One of the fires involved a couple of expensive cars, just north of downtown Indy.
Around 7:20 p.m., IFD responded to a garage fire at 1456 Central Avenue. Inside the garage was a 2020 Porsche Macan, a 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman and a 2016 Honda Civic.
“Super unfortunate for the homeowner,” said Rita Reith, the battalion chief for IFD.
Thick black smoke could be seen for miles. A few 911 calls reported hearing an “explosion” after seeing the fire.
“There was not an explosion that caused the fire,” Reith explained. “It was the heat of the fire that caused something inside that garage to make that noise, whether it be a disruption of a tire or a fuel tank.”
Reith says it took about an hour for the fire to be put out. No one was hurt, but Reith says the garage and cars were a total loss. The house in front of the garage received damage.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire, but believe one of the cars might be the cause.
“One of the cars was pulled into the garage around 4 o’clock. Another car was pulled in around 6 o’clock. Then that fire came in around 7:20,” Reith said. “So they can only assume it might have come from one of the cars. So they’ll start there.”
Reith isn’t sure if investigators even had time to “dive deep” into this fire, because there were others they had to go to throughout the night.
-Building fire at 1413 E. Naomi, at 8:21 p.m. No injuries.
-Accidental house fire at 2630 N. Ritter, around 11:10 p.m. Two adults displaced, but not injured. Two cats died.
-Vacant House Fire at 1307 Finley, at 11:21 p.m. No injuries.
-Building fire at 4341 Prospect, at 12:28 a.m. No injuries.
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