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Man injured in west side fire

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UPDATE:  Fire investigators have ruled Sunday’s fire in the 5200 block of Ida Street as Arson.

A Wayne Township Fire spokesperson says the occupant of the home set the house on fire and was injured.

The man was described as the renter and not the owner of the home.

The case will be turned over to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office where charges may be filed.


INDIANAPOLIS–One man was injured when his west side home caught fire Sunday afternoon.

Shortly before 5 p.m., firefighters were called to the 5200 block of Ida Street.

That scene is near Rockville Road and Lynhurst Drive.

Smoke was showing from the one-story residence when fire units arrived.

Fire crews quickly brought the flames under control.

The male occupant was taken to Eskenazi Hospital with burns to his hands and face.

He is reported to be in stable condition.