INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Eight apartments have been damaged in a fire in Indianapolis after a man fell asleep while frying chicken on his stove.
The fire department says 20 residents were displaced Saturday. The fire caused damage worth $500,000.
The man finally awoke when he heard a smoke alarm. He and other residents at the Nora Pines Apartments were able to get out before firefighters arrived. The fire was under control in just minutes.
A firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment but is expected to be okay.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
20 residents displaced from Nora Apts - 8902 Compton St after heavy fire rips through 8 units Unattended food on stove to blame $500K damage pic.twitter.com/0IEtkqoBLX
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