Firefighter injured in northwest side house fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis firefighter was slightly injured fighting a house fire on the city’s northwest side early Tuesday.

Shortly after 4 a.m. fire crews were called to the 5600 block of Regency Drive.  That scene is near West 34th Street and Moller Road.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames showing from the rear of the home.  Initially, it was feared someone might still be trapped inside.

The occupant told firefighters the home was a little chilly, so she turned on a space heater and left the house to get a pizza around 11:30 p.m.

When the woman returned, she said she fell asleep in the car.  The resident said she awoke to the sound of her neighbor yelling and breaking into the front door.

One firefighter was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital after suffering chest pains at the scene of the fire.

The house was declared a total loss as a result of the fire.

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