2 firefighters injured fighting vacant house fire on Indy's near east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two firefighters suffered injuries Saturday while fighting a vacant house fire on the near east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

The blaze began shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Hendricks Place, according to the fire department.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered a two-story vacant home under heavy flames from an attic fire.

Neighbors told fire department officials the home had been vacant for some time.

IFD says the home was in structurally poor condition with firefighters falling through the floor and through stairs while trying to access the home to fight the attic fire.

The two firefighters’ injuries are believed to be minor at this time, according to the fire department. Both firefighters were said to be alert and talking when they were transported to the hospital.

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