January 18, 2022

Nursing home fire displaces over 40 residents

41 residents and three staff members of Crown Pointe Indianapolis  were placed in IndyGo buses for heated shelter and were moved to another senior living facility next door.

41 residents and three staff members of Crown Pointe Indianapolis were placed in IndyGo buses for heated shelter and were moved to another senior living facility next door.

More than 40 nursing home residents were displaced by a fire early Tuesday on the city’s east side.

The Indianapolis and Lawrence fire departments responded to the fire at Crown Pointe of Indianapolis.

IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said 41 residents and three staff members were placed in IndyGo buses for heated shelter and were moved to another senior living facility next door.

Fire officials say the blaze began in the dining hall on the first floor between the fire box and an outside wall where the gas fireplace is located.

There were no injuries.

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