Multiple alarm fire sends flames into the air on southeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – IFD battled a three-alarm business fire on the city’s southeast side Wednesday.

The fire started at 5:34 a.m. at IndyDrum Empty Container Management Services in the 3500 block of East Terrace Avenue.

Firefighters say they responded to the three-alarm fire and had to work in a defensive mode as flames were shooting from the building when they arrived. Neighbors say once the flames subsided, there was a green hue to the smoke billowing from the building. People around the building said the area smelled like burning plastic.

IndyDrum Fire

No evacuations had to made in the area as HAZMAT and the health department monitor the area.

According to the public information officer, it took firefighters extra time at the scene as they had to find out what chemicals are stored in the building.

No injures have been reported at the fire scene. 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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