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Arson investigation underway on Indianapolis' north side

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 17:31:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Fire investigators are investigating an arson after a two-alarm house fire early Saturday morning on the north side of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters were called to the house fire around 3:50 a.m. in the 1200 block of East 91st Street.

A couple was sleeping when they were woken up by their dogs and were able to safely get out after the fire broke out on their rear deck, IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said in a press release. The couple was able to get out before the fire spread to the inside of the house and before the smoke alarms went off, but the couple says they had working smoke alarms.

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Fire investigators are investigating an arson on Saturday, November 7, 2020, in Indianapolis.

It's not clear what started the fire, but fire investigators believe it was intentionally set. The couple has reported recent vandalism in the area to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Reith said, but it's unclear if those incidents are connected to the arson.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or online.

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Fire investigators are investigating an arson on Saturday, November 7, 2020, in Indianapolis.

Firefighters from the Carmel and Pike Township fire departments also responded to the scene.