63-Year-Old Man Killed Trying To Put Out A Fire On The Northeast Side
INDIANAPOLIS -- Trying to put a fire out by himself is why a 63-year-old man ended up dead at a home on the northeast side.
Indianapolis firefighters were sent shortly after 8:20 p.m. to the fire along North Kitley Avenue just south of East 42nd Street between North Arlington and Shadeland avenues.
IFD spokeswoman Rita Reith said the man who died, Douglas Martin, was visiting another man who lives in the home. Martin was trying to put the fire with buckets of water.
She said the fire damaged about 30-percent of the home and was contained mostly to the garage.
Reith said firefighters were able to get the fire under control in less than a half hour. She added the fire started accidentally due cigarettes that were thrown away but not properly put out.