Family escapes south side house fire

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —  A family of four got out of a house safely Monday morning when smoke started coming through registers in the ceiling.

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)
(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of Shelbyville Road, just southeast of Arlington Avenue, Lt. Dean Johnson from the Indianapolis Fire Department said. Firefighters got the fire under control in about an hour.

A man who lives in the house was getting up for the morning when he said he heard a sound come from the attic. He noticed the smoke shortly after and got his family out of the house. Then, he called 911.

Johnson said the fire started in the attic, but fire investigators weren’t immediately sure how it started. The fire then spread through the attic for the length of the home.

(WISH Photo/Drew Blair)
(WISH Photo/Drew Blair)

One firefighter was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital complaining of neck pain.

Shelbyville Road was shut down while firefighters battled 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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