Chesterfield, IN - East Madison Fire Territory and other area fire companies quickly extinguished a structure fire on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the Skyview Apartments in Chesterfield, IN. At approximately 5:42 PM, Madison County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a kitchen fire at 48 Skyview Drive in Chesterfield, IN. East Madison Fire Territory and mutual aid
departments were dispatched along with Chesterfield Police Department. Chesterfield Officer D. Pollard and K. Lugar arrived on the scene and reported Apartment H was on fire with heavy flames and began immediately evacuating residents of the neighboring apartments.
Residents from 8 individual apartments were evacuated from building #48. When fire crews arrived on the scene, they marked the fire a working structure fire and crews immediately began an aggressive interior attack. Crews were able to contain the main part of the fire to Apartment H, Apartment G, and the attic area. Apartment E and F both had heavy water and smoke damage. The remaining apartments in the unit (4 apartments) sustained smoke damage. The common hallway and firewall stopped the fire from spreading south to 4 adjacent apartments in the unit.
Medical crews on the scene checked on two residents who complained of smoke inhalation but refused to be transported to the hospital. One Chesterfield Police Officer was transported to the hospital after suffering a minor medical emergency on the scene. The police officer was treated and released from a local hospital. A firefighter was treated and released on the scene for a minor hand injury. There were no other reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. All pets were able to be evacuated from the apartments and they did not suffer any injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. 1-800-Board-Up was contacted to come to the apartment complex to board up the building to secure the apartment complex. Residents who were displaced from their apartments were assisted by the American Red Cross with temporary shelter.
Incident Times: • 911 Call Received: 5:42 PM • Dispatched Apparatus: 5:42 PM • First Unit Enroute: 5:43 PM • First Unit Arrived: 5:45 (squad 51 / CPD 4) • Fire Upgraded to “Working: 5:46 PM • Units In-Service: 9:34 PM
Agencies and Apparatus On-Scene: • East Madison Fire Territory: Engine 54, Engine 40, Ladder 55, Ambulance 51, Ambulance 52, Ambulance 45, Squad 51, Safety 50 PIO 50, Car 251 • Adams Markleville Fire Territory: Engine 10, Rescue 10 • Daleville Salem Township Fire Territory: Engine 81 and Engine 82, • Anderson Engine 7 and 2 Fire Investigators • Pendleton Fire: E87 • Yorktown Ladder 64 • Chesterfield Police Department • Madison County Emergency Management • American Red Cross