Man alerts neighbors to northwest side apartment fire

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INDIANAPOLIS — Firefighters converged on a northwest side apartment unit early Tuesday morning.

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Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting the fire around 12:50 a.m in the Springhill Apartment complex.

When the first firefighters arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the two-story apartment building.

Fox59 spoke to George Durham, one of the residents of the apartment complex.

Durham said he thought he smelled barbecue smoke and checked the perimeter of the apartment building, but no one was cooking.

He went back into his apartment, but by that time the smoke was more intense. That’s when he spotted the fire and went door-to-door alerting his neighbors.

IFD/IMPD Fire Investigators believe the fire began in a laundry room resulting in $150,000 dollars damage.

Six residents evacuated either apartment building safely. IFD Victims Assistance and the American Red Cross are working to provide shelter to three displaced residents. Three others are staying with family members.

No injuries were reported.