Family of 9 flees house fire

March 28, 2013

A family of nine escaped a fire early Thursday morning on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Chris and Melanie Woolard and seven children ages 6 months to 11 years were awakened by a loud noise at about 1 a.m. and found their house in the 7700 block of Chatham Court North Drive on fire. Investigators say the fire was likely started by a heat pump and caused about $20,000 in damage.