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Sleepy man, fried chicken linked to fire that displaced 20 in Indy

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jul 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 06:49:25-04
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.