INDIANAPOLIS – A woman and a dog were both killed in a fire Wednesday morning on the east side of Indianapolis.
It happened at a home on Kildare Avenue at about 6:15. That’s near Emerson and 21st street.
“Multiple calls were made to 911 and people reported some sort of loud boom before the fire broke out. Firefighters got there to find fire showing from two sides of the structure and reported entrapment,” said Rita Reith, Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief.
Reith said they got the fire under control in about 10 minutes and found the woman inside dead.
“That’s really all we know. They are still investigating the possible cause. There were two other people who live in the house and they typically leave in the morning. They were not in the home at the time,” Reith said.
As for the dog, it was found dead underneath a bed.
“There were two other dogs that appeared to be okay, but they went to Noah’s Animal Hospital to be checked out. They appeared to be okay when firefighters brought them out,” Reith said.
No one else was hurt. The woman is 65 years old.
It’s unclear if the home had working smoke alarms. Reith says this is a good time to check your smoke alarm.
“Make sure that it’s functioning. If you don’t have a smoke alarm, you can always call our smoke alarm hotline and we will come out and install one for you,” Reith said.
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