Overnight fire destroys vacant southwest side business

(Photo Courtesy: Wayne Township FD)
(Photo Courtesy: Wayne Township FD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A southwest Indianapolis business went up in flames early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters say a vacant wood restoration business at 3605 S. Farnsworth Street, near Tibbs Avenue and Kentucky Avenue, caught fire around 1:45 a.m. Video from the Wayne Township Fire Department shows the building fully engulfed.

The fire was under control by about 2:30 a.m., according to WTFD. The building was the former home of Hoosier Wood Preservers.

No one was injured and no nearby buildings were damaged. A total of 40 firefighters responded from the Wayne Township Fire Department, Indianapolis Fire Department and Decatur Township Fire Department.

Officials were working to determine what started the fire, which caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage.

WTFD Capt. Mike Pruitt said a fire ruled suspicious burned a large structure to the ground at the same spot two years ago.

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