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Two Indianapolis firefighters injured battling house fire on near east side

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Posted at 10:30 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 22:33:07-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Two Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters were injured while putting out a house fire on the city's near east side Saturday night.

IFD was dispatched to a double residence fire Saturday night right before 9 p.m. Crews found the house to be vacant, worn down, and decrepit inside.

Due to the many holes inside the residence, two IFD firefighters sustained minor injuries while trying to fight the blaze.

"Firefighters had a difficult time getting in front of the fire because it had such a head start," Rita Reith, IFD Public Information Officer, said.

Reith also shared that there was little integrity to the structure and floors of the home, as it was torn up and full of holes.

Both firefighters were transported to Methodist Hospital.