Fire burns two north-side houses

April 11, 2012

Indianapolis firefighters battled a large fire that burned two houses on the north side Wednesday morning. The fire started about 2 a.m. in a vacant home in the 500 block of Powell Place, near East 38th Street and College Avenue. The blaze engulfed the first house and spread to a neighboring house occupied by two people. They escaped without injuries. The first home was declared a total loss.