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Pole barn fire leaves 1 firefighter injured, causes large plume of smoke



Indianapolis, Indiana – One Indianapolis firefighter was mildly hurt while responding to a pole barn fire on Friday afternoon on the city’s near southeast side, the Indianapolis Fire Department posted online.

Firefighters from the IFD responded to a report of a building fire in the 1400 block of Perkins Avenue at 2:37 on Friday. Investigators arrived to find a 75-foot by 75-foot aluminum pole barn engulfed in flames.

To get water to the barn at the end of a 1,000-foot road, firefighters had to lay approximately 1,400 feet of supply lines out. According to IFD, the fire was put out in an hour.

According to investigators, the property’s owner told firemen that the last semi-truck entered the location about 1:30 p.m. The building serves as a transport service.

Firefighters were informed by the owner that they thought the fire might have been started by a semi-truck mechanical problem.

Researchers are still trying to pinpoint the exact source of the fire.

Because of how big the fire’s smoke plume was, the interstate could view it from numerous locations.

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