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Evacuations end for area around Indy building fire

Published: Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:04 a.m. CDT

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.

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