One of the residents told the firefighters that she had just cooked the chicken on a charcoal grill outside, which probably started the fire.
INDIANAPOLIS – A family of six and three of their five dogs escaped a house fire in the Middle East of Indianapolis on Sunday evening.
Firefighters were moved to S. Keystone Ave. at about 9:15 p.m. after multiple reports of a burning house. 257 near Southeastern Avenue and South Rural Street.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 13 minutes of their arrival.
A 35-year-old woman told firefighters that she had just cooked the chicken on a charcoal grill outside and brought the food in to feed her children aged 3, 8, 10 and 11.
One of the children then noticed the burning house near the BBQ area.
9:18 p.m. – 3 adults 4 children evicted from a charcoal grill in flames invade a house at 257 S Keystone and fire spreads to houses on either side. 2 dogs die 3 dogs ok. Firefighters attack aggressively and mark the fire under control in 20 minutes. No injuries pic.twitter.com/aBeeIa47Eu
– Indianapolis Fire Department @ (@IFD_NEWS) March 8, 2021
All six people could get out of the house through the back door. Three of the family’s five dogs also got out, but two dogs ran upstairs to hide and did not survive.
Firefighters said the fire caused significant damage and spread to homes on both sides. A man in one of the neighboring houses was also evicted.
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