Indiana News

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Semi-Crash, Vehicle Fire Cause Lengthy Closure on I-74 near West Harrison

PHOTOS: A crash shut down Interstate 74 in the construction zone near West Harrison for several hours on Monday afternoon. Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles reported the crash on the westbound side near the 168 mile marker around 5:30 p.m. According to Sgt. Wheeles, an Amazon semi crashed into the concrete barrier, blocking the construction zone lanes. The accident caused a pileup behind the semi. One of the vehicles involved caught fire. Some minor injuries were reported from the crash. Intestate 74 reopened to traffic around 11:00 p.m. A cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
WSCH-FM 99.3 Aurora

8th Street house fire displaces Terre Haute family

A housefire in Terre Haute has left a family of four displaced. According to Terre Haute Fire Chief Bill Berry, the fire occurred at a home in the 1500 block of 8th Street at 12:44 p.m. Sunday. Berry said while firefighters were able to get the fire under control within an hour, the damage was extensive. It reportedly took crews multiple hours to overhaul the building to ensure the fire was out. No injuries were reported stemming from the incident. Red Cross has been contacted for the displaced two adults and two children. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
WTWO-TV NBC 2 Terre Haute

Monday, June 5, 2023

Several displaced after mulch fire burns Indianapolis apartment building

25 people, including 9 children, have been displaced from their homes after an apartment fire on the city’s north side. A Tweet made Friday by the Indianapolis Fire Department says around 4:52 p.m. Friday, firefighters were sent to an apartment fire in the 9300 block of Racquet Club Drive, which is off Ditch Road near 91st Street. Residents told IFD that they called emergency services after a fire had started in mulch outside an apartment building.
WISH-TV CW 8 Indianapolis

Carmel firefighter shares safety tips on how to stay cool and healthy in the heat

With temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, first responders are sending a warning about the health dangers the heat poses. “It’s early in the year to seeing these kinds of numbers, so people might not be thinking about just some of the common sense stuff,” Carmel firefighter Tim Griffin, said. According to Griffin, it’s important to remember the common things, like staying hydrated and not staying out too long in the sun because you could face heat exhaustion or heat stroke. “You’re going to start to overheat, and then if you get hot enough, some of your vital organs can start to have issues. You can have heat stroke. There can be so many medical problems that come from that, so you need to make sure that you’re staying cool and then hydrated,” Griffin said.
WISH-TV CW 8 Indianapolis

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