Fire wipes out Butler-Tarkington houses

August 27, 2012

A fire destroyed three vacant homes early Monday morning. It took Indianapolis firefighters more than an hour to battle the blaze, which broke out about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of Rookwood Avenue in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Three firefighters were slightly injured, with one requiring treatment at the hospital for an ankle sprain. The cause of the fire is under investigation.