INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis firefighters extinguished a house fire in about 30 minutes late Wednesday night.
Crews responded to the 2500 block of Union Street, near South Meridian Street and Southern Avenue, around 11:20 p.m.
On scene, firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the home.
According to fire officials, one of the home’s two residents left a candle burning when she went to sleep.
She woke up to a smoke-filled home, quickly alerted her father, and the pair exited the home.
The father, Robert Duncan, 60 of Indianapolis, received cuts to his hand while breaking a window.
Medics transported him to Wishard Hospital for treatment.
Fire officials said the fire did approximately $50,000 dollars damage.