INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Fire Department was dispatched to a residence fire on Wednesday night.
IFD responded to the home in the 6400 block of East 52nd Street at 8:37 p.m.
According to IFD the fire started in the kitchen when the homeowner was frying okra in a frying pan with grease. The grease popped causing a fire to spark.
The homeowner attempted to put the fire out with flour and a garden hose, but the fire spread quickly.
When firefighters arrived to the scene a second resident was attempting to put the fire out and disregarded firefighter’s commands to leave the residence.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to scene to remove the man from the home. After he was out of the home he regained composer and no other action was needed.
Firefighters had the fire under control by 9:02 p.m. An estimated $40,000 in damages was reported.