Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 30, 2013

Multiple fires keep crews busy

By Brenda L. Holmes
Hendricks County Flyer

PLAINFIELD — PLAINFIELD – Several area fire departments came to the aid of the Plainfield Fire Territory overnight during two major working fires.

Assistant Chief Brent Anderson said both incidents were brought under control in a timely manner with the help of neighboring firefighters.

The first fire was reported at the Stafford Pointe apartment complex on Pinewood Drive in Plainfield. Six units in a 12-unit apartment building were involved in the fire that was dispatched at approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning.

“There were no civilian injuries,” Anderson said. “There were three firefighter injuries – one firefighter was transported to the hospital.”

Two of the injured firefighters were from the Plainfield department. They were treated and released at the scene. The firefighter taken to the hospital is from the Avon-Washington Township Fire Department.

“The fire is still under investigation – we are working on it now,” Anderson said. “It appears to have started on the second floor. We had that fire under control in about an hour and a half.”

While units from Plainfield, Avon, Wayne Township, and Danville were fighting the apartment fire, a second fire was reported in Plainfield. The residence fire on Summit Drive was reported at approximately 1:45 a.m.

“There were no civilian injuries – everyone was out of the house,” Anderson said. “There was one Mooresville firefighter injured. The house was pretty much a total loss. It appears to have started in the garage but is still under investigation.”

On the scene of the second fire were departments from Mooresville, Wayne Township, Danville, Brownsburg, Avon, and Liberty Township.

“It took 45 minutes to an hour to get that fire under control,” Anderson said.

He is looking for anyone who may have taken photographs or video images of either fire. Those who may have images are asked to e-mail them to him at branderson@PlainfieldFire.com.