Fire destroys century-old warehouse

September 9, 2013

Indianapolis firefighters spent more than four hours overnight battling a four-alarm fire that destroyed an abandoned warehouse on East Raymond Street near South Keystone Avenue before getting the blaze under control after 1 a.m. Monday. Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing Co. Inc. operated in the two-story, 159,000-square-foot brick building for more than 100 years before closing in 2009. Police closed roads in an eight-block radius and evacuated 15 nearby houses as a precaution. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.