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IFD responded to more than 900 calls on Fourth of July

IFD typically considers 500 calls to be a busy day
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Posted at 6:08 PM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 18:08:11-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Fire Department is regrouping following an unusual workload on the Fourth of July.

According to Rita Reith, the public information officer for IFD, the department responded to 904 calls on the holiday.

Reith said the department typically responded to 300-400 calls per day and 500 calls is considered a busy day.

The department responded to 661 EMS-related incidents and 35 fire investigations.

Of the calls, 208 were calls that involved crews working to either extinguish flames, help motorists involved in wrecks and more.

The following were among the 208 working calls

  • 75 trash fires
  • 66 grass fires
  • 11 tree fires
  • 9 residence fires
  • 7 field fires
  • 5 vehicle fires
  • 31 crashes
  • 1 crash with entrapment
  • 2 reports of down power lines
  • 1 structure collapse

Among the residence fires are the two homes lost in the 10000 block of Park Glen Court and the home severely damaged on Sharon Ave.