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Family Of Six Injured Escaping House Fire

Last updated on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Six people were hospitalized and two dogs were killed in an overnight house fire on the city’s west side, Indianapolis Fire Department officials said.

The blaze broke out just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 1200 block of West 36 th Street near Martin Luther King Drive.

Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly 40 minutes before gaining control.

Dominique Clark and Ardis Griffin along with their four children managed to escape the burning home.

The two adults were taken to Wishard Hospital for treatment of cuts and smoke inhalation. They are in stable condition.

The four children; ages 2, 10, 12, and 15 were take to Riley Hospital for Children suffering from cuts and smoke inhalation and are in stable condition as well.
The family's two dogs were not able to escape the fire.

There was heavy fire showing and firefighters mounted an offensive attack with aerial operations on the two story wood frame residence.

The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes.

Damage to the home was extensive and fire officials estimate the loss to be around $75,000.

The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious but remains under investigation.

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