Indianapolis Fire Razes Homes

Two people were reported dead in an explosion and blaze that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood Saturday. The force of the explosion shattered windows in houses as far as a block away, and could be felt for three miles. “It looks like a war zone here right now,” fire-department spokeswoman Lt. Bonnie Hensley said of the inferno that erupted after two neighborhood homes exploded around 11 p.m. local time for unknown reasons. Three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire that resulted. Rescue workers combed the area repeatedly and took displaced residents to a shelter at a nearby school.