Firefighter transported to hospital after battling warehouse fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indianapolis Fire Department crews were busy Sunday evening, fighting an abandoned warehouse fire on the southeast side.

The fire broke out in a building owned by Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing Co., Inc., located near State Street and Van Buren Street, just after 9 p.m.

Additional crews were called to the scene, making it a four-alarm fire with more than 125 firefighters and police working the scene.

IFD reports that embers from this fire started a small field fire to the west of the original building fire. Emergency crews evacuated 15 nearby homes. No residents were hurt.

One firefighter was transported to Methodist Hospital in good condition due to heat exhaustion.  After four and a half hours of work, IFD declared the fire under control at 1:37 a.m.

Metro police closed down an eight-block radius of roads to clear the area for emergency officials.

Fire crews were still spraying the two-story brick building Monday morning to make sure no hot spots rekindled.

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