Pre-arrival videos: Three-alarm fire destroys Indianapolis truck stop

Pre-arrival video (first two videos, below) from yesterday’s (Sunday) three-alarm fire at the Flying J Truck Stop along I-465 in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Indianapolis Fire crews are on the scene of a large building fire at the Flying J Truck Stop on the city’s southwest side.

The fire broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. The fire scene is near South Harding and Interstate 465, in the 1700 block of West Thompson Road.

Flames and thick black smoke could be seen for miles. The fire was upgraded to a three alarm fire.

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Posted by Frederick Giles on Sunday, March 20, 2016




The fire started outside the building, and is believed to have been a grease fire. Investigators are focusing their efforts looking into a grease container that is kept on the outside of the building to hold old grease from the restaurant’s kitchen. They are also investigating the possibility of lint from a dryer vent as a possible ignition source.

After seeing the fire, a couple of employees first tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher. When that did not work, they went back into the building to alert everyone inside.

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Photo from Indianapolis FD

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