Woman escapes west-side fire

A woman escaped a fire early Monday morning in the 2200 block of Lafayette Road. Indianapolis firefighters were dispatched shortly after 2 a.m. to JR Auto Sales. The occupant of an upstairs apartment, 40-year-old Jodi Vitz, called emergency dispatchers, saying thick smoke and fire filled her apartment. She was not injured. The fire, which is under investigation, started in the basement.

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