Indiana Motel Fire Injures Six


An early-morning fire at a Plainfield motel caused heavy damage and injured six people, including three police officers, fire officials said.

A fire was reported at the Clover-West Motel at 3155 E. Main St. just before 6 a.m. Sunday, said Plainfield Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Russell

The blaze spread quickly throughout the building through a shared attic, causing damage in 11 rooms, Russell said.

Six people -- including three police officers -- were injured as they tried to evacuate people from the motel.

One person was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with nonlife-threatening injuries, while the rest were treated at the scene, Russell said.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within 15 minutes. Investigators were looking for a cause Sunday.

Red Cross spokeswoman Elaine Crabtree said 14 people were displaced by the fire.