Residential House Fire in Carmel


On July 17, 2012 at 3:23 a.m., a residential structure fire was reported at 12121 Shelborne Road in Carmel.  The residence sustained significant fire and smoke damage concentrated in the upper floor and attic.  The cause of the fire is pending investigation and property loss value is undetermined at this time.

At approximately 3:15 a.m., Carmel Fire Department’s Ambulance 46 was in the process of refueling near Shelborne and 126th Street when the crew smelled smoke in the area.  Upon investigating the area, a residential fire was located at 12121 Shelborne Road.

Fire crews gained access to the property after forced entry to the driveway gate.  Engine 42 was first to arrive and immediately started fire suppression operations.  A second alarm was called due to fire involvement, outside temperatures, size of the residence, and isolated residence access.  The Carmel Fire Department utilized additional fire apparatus and was also assisted with apparatus and crews from Indianapolis, Zionsville, and Westfield.  Tankers also responded from Zionsville and Brownsburg but were not needed.

Water supply was available from two hydrants near the intersection of Shelborne Road and 121st Street.  The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire.


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