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Bomb and arson squad investigating possible car explosion on Indy's near northeast side

Woman pulled from vehicle by firefighters hospitalized
Posted at 9:35 AM, Aug 24, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS —A woman was hospitalized and the windows of a home were shattered after an apparent car explosion believed to be caused by improper transportation of welding equipment on the near northeast side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Police and firefighters were called to the area of 26th and Adams Streets around 8 a.m. when reports of the possible explosion occurred.

Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters pulled a woman from the ignited vehicle and she was transported to the hospital where she was listed in stable condition, according to officials at the scene.

Officials tell WRTV arson and bomb squads responded to the scene to investigate. IMPD Officer William Young said IMPD Arson Detectives believe oxy-acetylene, a fuel used for welding, being improperly transported was a contributing factor of the explosion.