Child playing with lighter causes Fountain Square fire, 13 displaced

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Firefighters responded to a residence fire in Fountain Square on Sunday afternoon that reportedly left 13 people displaced.

IFD confirms the start of the fire was caused by a 6-year-old who admitted to playing with a lighter. They were dispatched to the 1300 block of Lexington Ave. in Fountain Square just before 3:30 p.m.

The lower floor was reportedly rented out by a family who lost their cat in the fire.

The upper floor was reportedly rented out by 7 people. Only one of them was home during the blaze.

Damage is estimated at around $70,000 and all 13 residents have been displaced.

IFD Victims Assistance is working with Red Cross for shelter.

Watch video below of IFD arriving at the scene.


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