Sunday, November 11, 2012
Firefighters had to scramble to safety after a staircase
collapsed while they were battling an Indianapolis apartment building
Indianapolis fire Lt. Larry Tracy says
crews found heavy flames and smoke when they arrived early Saturday at
the International Village Apartments complex on the city's west side.
Crews called a second alarm for additional firefighters and needed about
90 minutes to put out the fire.
Tracy says a
staircase collapsed during the blaze with some firefighters on the
building's second floor and no other way down. Crews used ground ladders
to help those firefighters to safety.
One woman who lived in the building was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.