No injuries reported at east side house fire

(WISH Photo/Tom Sheehan)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — No injuries were reported after a house caught fire on the east side of Indianapolis early Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to a double residence in the 200 block of South Randolph Street around 4:15 a.m.

Indianapolis Fire Department officials said they could not access a hydrant because it was blocked by posts, which required firefighters to tap into a back up supply line for water.

The rear of one side of the home collapsed because of heavy fire. No one was inside at the time. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 25 minutes.

The home is a total loss, officials say, with damages estimated at $70,000. Investigators say there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

Fire officials are now working to determine what caused the fire. 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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