Evacuations End for Area Around Indy Building Fire
Created by kblakeslee on 6/16/2013 12:45:57 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, (AP) _ Firefighters are still monitoring a fire that engulfed a

sprawling, mixed-use building near downtown Indianapolis this weekend.

Capt. Rita Burris of the Indianapolis Fire Department said Sunday that residents who

had to evacuate from a five-block area near the structure are being allowed back into

their homes.

The two-story building about a mile southwest of downtown was rocked by numerous

explosions Saturday that Burris said are believed to have been small propane tanks

exploding from the heat of the fire.

Burris said firefighters haven't gone into structure to put out hot spots because of large

piles of combustible debris.