Investigation Continues Into 16 Park Fire
Friday's fire left this debris at 16 Park. (IFD photo)
Local and federal investigators continue to examine the 16 Park fire.
Investigators are using heavy equipment to move, and sift through debris at the site of the fire that could be seen for miles Friday night. IFD Lt. Larry Tracy says investigators have a lot of work ahead of them. "It's like putting a puzzle togeter. They have to sift through so much debris to even get to the point of where it possibly started, then of course after they get to that point, then they have to figure out was it accidental, what actually started it."
Lt. Tracy says investigators can't even say if the fire is suspicious in nature. "Talking to the Chief of Arson today they're not even to the point they can say that. Really that fire was so huge and there is so much work to be done, it's really at an early stage in the investigation, it's just not at a point to say what it is."
The fire destroyed part of the 11-building public housing project for low and moderate income families. The Indianapolis Housing Agency is overseeing the project, and they're working with investigators. The complex was set to open later in the year.
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