Fire chases apartment residents

March 22, 2010

More than a dozen people spent the night in an east-side Indianapolis motel after fire and smoke forced them from their East Washington Street apartment building. Eleven residents of the Washington Arms Apartments were treated for smoke inhalation Sunday after fire broke out in the basement and spread. When firefighters arrived, they found several residents hanging out of upstairs windows. No serious injuries were reported. Damages are listed at $100,000.