Fire destroys one house, damages two others

Udell Fire IFD 2

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis firefighters battled a fire that destroyed one house and damaged homes on either side of it early Friday.

At 2:44 a.m. fire crews were called to 1022 Udell Street on a report of a fire in a two story house.  That scene is near West 29th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street.

The first firefighters on the scene reported heavy fire and the structure fully involved.

There were initial reports of someone possibly trapped inside the burning house, but no victims were found.

One firefighter was slightly hurt after slipping and falling.  They were checked by medics at the scene and released.

The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes.  Damage is estimated at $80,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 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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