INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Investigators with the Indianapolis Fire Department believe a garage fire on the near west side was intentionally set Wednesday afternoon.
Crews were called to the fire in the 100 block of North Traub Ave. around 4:06 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found flames and smoke showing from the detached garage, which had been converted into a living space.
Firefighters started an offensive attack and had the fire under control by 4:22 p.m.
IFD says crews have responded to fires at the garage multiple times. No one was home at the time of this incident.
Neighbors told firefighters that a bearded white male in his 50s was to blame for the repeated fires.
Fire officials say no one was injured in this blaze that caused an estimated $12,000.