Dog alerts owner of apartment fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 4, 2013) – A man has his dog to thank after an apartment fire Monday morning.

 

The fire happened around 1:25 a.m. in the 3000 block of Breakwater Drive in the Mariner’s Village Apartments complex.

The occupant was sleeping when his dog woke him up.

The man smelled something unusual and saw smoke coming from the wall.

When fire crews arrived, they discovered a fire inside the wall that had spread to the ceiling.

Everyone in the apartment building was evacuated.

The fire affected the occupant’s third floor apartment and the apartment below it.

Wayne Township Victims Assistance assisted 3 residents with overnight accommodations.

The occupant of the fire apartment reported an electrical issue to maintenance prior to the fire.