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Indianapolis Fire Department responds to 3 arson fires on north side

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 07:25:25-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis firefighters battled three intentionally set fires within two miles of each other Wednesday night on the north side.

The first fire was reported at 10:28 p.m. at a vacant house in the 1000 block of Eugune Street, near East 30th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis Fire Department Batallion Chief Rita Reith said in a news release.

Firefighters responded to a second fire at a residence two houses away at 10:32 p.m. in the 900 block of Eugene Street, Reith said.

Reith said a third intentionally set fire was reported at 10:43 p.m. at a vacant house about two miles away at East 38th Street and North Kenwood Avenue.

Nobody was injured in the fires. About 100 firefighters responded to the three fires, which were extinguished by 11:50 p.m. Investigators determined all three fires to be arson.

Anyone with information about the fires should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.