One man jumps from second floor, three others rescued in near east side Indianapolis fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 21, 2015) – One person was hospitalized in a fire on the near east side of Indianapolis Wednesday morning.

The Indianapolis Fire Department was called to 50 North Hamilton Avenue around 4:35 a.m.

There was heavy fire coming from the house when they arrived.

Seven people were inside the home, and firefighters had to rescue two of them from the burning building.

One man jumped from the second floor to escape the flames, and another person climbed down on ladder.

The other four people were able to safely evacuate from the home.

One person was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, and three others were treated and released at the scene.

There are nine units inside the home, and there are no working smoke detectors.

IFD investigators say the fire was accidental and it was caused by an electrical issue. According to IFD, multiple extension cords were plugged into one another. Also in the house was a chainsaw, a weed eater, and a leaf blower. All of these items had gas tanks which investigators believe accelerated the fire.

IFD says the damage is estimated at $50,000.

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