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4 Indianapolis FFs injured in house fire

One firefighter was seriously injured as crews battled the blaze in extreme heat


By Laura French

INDIANAPOLIS — Four Indianapolis firefighters were injured, one seriously, battling a house fire in extreme heat on Monday afternoon.

All four firefighters sustained heat injuries and three were transported to the hospital, according to an Indianapolis Fire Department tweet. The fourth firefighter was treated at the scene and released.

“In this heat & humidity, carrying around 75lbs of gear is no joke,” another fire department tweet read. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes, officials said, and neighbors from the area brought water coolers to help firefighters cool off.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Indianapolis reached a high of 92 degrees on Monday afternoon.

The residents of the home evacuated safely with their dog, and firefighters also managed to rescue a guinea pig from the blaze. No other injuries were reported.