Resident attempting to thaw pipes sets home on fire

Wayne Township fire fighters work residence fire on Sunday, Feb,. 22. (Provided Photo/Wayne Township Fire)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Wayne Township Fire Department responded to a residence fire on Sunday afternoon.

According to Captain Michael Pruitt, Wayne Township Fire, Indianapolis Fire Department and Decatur Township Fire responded to the fire in the 4000 block of West Beecher Street around 11 a.m.

Fire was coming from the window of the residence. The fire was under control in about 20 minutes.

Officials say the fire started after the owner of the home was trying to thaw pipes.

No one was injured during 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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