Woman injured in apartment fire on city’s northwest side

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By Lindy Thackston

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 3, 2014) – A woman was injured in an apartment fire early Friday morning on the city’s northwest side.

Crews were called to the Crooked Creek Towers in the 7900 block of Michigan Road around 1:05 a.m.

Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen area of a first floor apartment and the fire was out in about 15 minutes.

One woman was seriously injured and transported to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and possibly burns.

A man helped the woman out of her apartment and suffered from slight smoke inhalation and was treated on the scene.

Deputy Chief Rob Saunders with the Pike Township Fire Department said seven apartments have water damage from the sprinkler system so they're working to find those people places to stay.

He said Crooked Creek Towers has a lot of senior citizens and fortunately the fire was out quickly and the entire 9-story building did not need evacuated.

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