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Firefighters dodge live ammo battling house fire

The family of four and their pets escaped unharmed


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ind. — Firefighters had to dodge live rounds of ammunition while fighting a house fire on the city's southeast side late Wednesday.

Just before 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 7800 block of Ithaca Way, ammunition stored in the home's garage began exploding, Indianapolis Fire Department crews said.

The family of four and their pets escaped unharmed, but the bullets stored in the garage created dangerous conditions for firefighters who had to take cover while battling the blaze.

Full story: Indianapolis Fire Department crews dodge live rounds of ammunition while fighting house fire

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Mike Fox Mike Fox Friday, January 25, 2013 6:02:05 PM Last week we had the same experience. The rounds exploded, sounding like fire crackers. We avoided that room until things quieted down.
Richard Pizzaia Richard Pizzaia Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:30:35 AM Ammunition not chambered does not have the energy to penetrate your gear or your mask and is not the hazard you may think. Read up on it in Fire Enginering.

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