Fire destroys auto sales business

Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a fire about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2917, at an auto sales business in the 1300 block of West Troy Avenue. (WISH Photo/Sterling Hicks)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fire early Saturday destroyed a business on the city’s southwest side.

Crews responded about 3:30 a.m. to KW Auto Sales N Service at the corner of Chase Street and Troy Avenue, which is near the intersection of South Harding Street and West Troy Avenue. Harold Wilson has owned the business since 2010, a news release from Indianapolis Fire Department said.

There were no injuries. Damage to three buildings at the business, including the main service bay, was estimated at $400,000.

Officials believe the fire may have started in the service garage of the auto sales and service business, but did not immediately know what sparked the blaze.

Firefighters safely evacuated three residents and dog from a nearby house. That house received damage to its exterior.