Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at west side tire shop

(Provided Photo/Indianapolis Fire Department)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire on the city’s west side Wednesday morning at a tire shop.

Crews responded to the 3000 block of Lafayette Road shortly before 9 a.m. to the report of a building fire.

The Indianapolis Fire Department tweeted a picture of the scene. The fire was at the Michels Tire Shop.

PHOTOS | View aerial and ground images of the fire

Firefighters said no injuries had been reported. No one was inside the building.

Northbound and southbound Lafayette Road at 30th Street was shut down while fire apparatus were on scene.

IFD sent a tweet saying residents in the area of the fire were asked to stay indoors and shelter in place because of heavy smoke blowing east and south.

IFD officials expressed concerns about people inhaling the toxins from the burning tires which could possibly cause breathing problems.

There is also a creek nearby and crews were concerned that possible toxins were running off into the water.

“The board of health will do the testing to make sure the proper people will be notified,” said IFD Capt. Rita Reith.

24-Hour News 8 will check back in with Marion County Health Department to see what they find any toxins in the creek. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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