Arson investigation launched in west side house fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 22, 2016)–Indianapolis fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire that heavily damaged a west side home and car parked nearby early Sunday morning.

Fire crews were called to the 2000 block of North Luett Avenue around 1 a.m.  That scene is just east of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The first firefighters on the scene found a fully involved porch fire and car fire.

The occupants of the house were evacuating and told firefighters everyone was out of the house, but as firefighters entered the house, they found a small child still inside.

Firefighters rescued the child who was alert and conscious and handed him over to medics who transported him to Riley Hospital for Children.   The child’s injuries were listed as slight.

In all, ten people were displaced by the fire.  Four of those were adults, six were children ranging in age from four-years-old to thirteen-years-old.