Trash can blamed in downtown apartment fire

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Fire Department officials said fire in a small trash can prompted the evacuation of a downtown apartment building Thursday at 2:07 p.m.

One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

It happened in the 400 block of North Illinois Street, which is just a couple blocks from Monument Circle.

Everyone was able to safely exit the building. The fire was out in five minutes.

The incident happened on the third floor of the apartment building.

Three units were also damaged by water. Damage was estimated at $20,000 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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