INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, nearly 70 people are without shelter after two fires in an apartment complex on North Michigan Road.
Just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, the crews were called to a fire at the Highland Pointe Apartments on the 5400 block of North Michigan Road. That’s on the north side of town.
The fire brigade had the fire under control shortly before 10 p.m. There were no injuries. However, 44 units were affected and most suffered smoke damage. 45 people were displaced. The cause of the fire was electrical.
Just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a second fire in another building in the same apartment complex. The crews had the fire under control at around 3:30 a.m. There were also no injuries related to the second fire, but 12 units were damaged, displacing approximately 24 people. The cause of the second fire is not yet known.
The American Red Cross Indiana region said Thursday afternoon that it is providing assistance to more displaced people. The Red Cross opened a non-congregated animal shelter at a nearby hotel. Volunteers also provided them with food, as well as mental and health services. All COVID-19 protocols are followed during disaster relief.
“Our volunteers are standing by to answer the call to assist those in need,” said Chad Priest, chairman of the board of directors for the American Red Cross-Indiana region, in a press release. “Even on Thanksgiving, volunteers serve families who have had a devastating event. We appreciate your dedication to serving during the vacation. “