Overnight fire damages Chipotle, Jimmy Johns near IUPUI

Firefighters put out a restaurant fire near IUPUI Monday, April 10, 2017. (Provided Photo/IFD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Fire at a strip mall overnight damaged several businesses.

Firefighters responded to the Chipotle restaurant on 11th Street at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard — across the street from Crispus Attucks High School — around 2 a.m.

Investigators say the flames started in a back supply storage room, and the cause was likely electrical.

Thick smoke made it difficult for firefighters to find the fire, according to IFD. In addition to the Chipotle, a Jimmy Johns restaurant, Lux on Capitol apartments and an architecture firm were damaged.

The fire was put out in 25 minutes. It caused $500,000 in damage, according to IFD.

No one was hurt, but firefighters say strip mall fires can be dangerous due to service hallways and other difficult-to-navigate spaces.

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