Two security officers injured fighting fire www.privateofficer.com
Indianapolis IN Nov 7 2011 A car fire in a Circle Centre mall parking garage turned dangerous Saturday, requiring quick action by an Indianapolis metropolitan police officer to evacuate two security guards overcome by thick smoke.
Patrolman Kevin Jensen spotted smoke coming from the second level of the World of Wonders parking garage about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Calling for the fire department, he went to investigate and found two mall security guards using fire extinguishers to fight the flames.
According to Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Burris, the guards were having difficulty breathing because of smoke inhalation, and Jensen ushered them out of the structure. They were treated at the scene and released. No one else was injured.
Firefighters used an aerial ladder to deliver water to the fire and extinguished the flames after about 15 minutes. They then used fans to vent smoke from the garage and elevator shafts.
Jensen also coordinated the evacuation of shoppers from the garage as firefighters put out the fire, which started in a purple Dodge Stratus. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.