Public safety officials investigate allegations that fire crews reported false arrival times

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Indianapolis public safety officials launched an investigation into claims that Indianapolis Fire Department crews fudged their arrival times on two different occasions.

Councilwoman Christine Scales called for the probe after talking with firefighters who suggested some crews may have reported that they arrived at the scene of a fire while they were still on the way.

One of the fires happened on May 26 in the 6300 block of Allisonville Road, killing an 86-year-old woman and her two sons. In that case, firefighters from one unit were insistent that they arrived before another truck, even though the other truck reported that it had arrived earlier.

The investigation is in its early stages.