Husband, wife die after fire at Mooresville home


MOORESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — An elderly husband and wife died Monday after a fire at a house in Morgan County, Sheriff Rich Myers said.

Donald Featherston, 84, and his wife, Mary, 79, died in the fire, Myers said.

Coroner Annette Butcher said a woman died in the fire and another person reportedly died in route to an Indianapolis hospital.

According to Mooresville police and fire dispatchers, fire crews were sent at 3:35 p.m. Monday to a home in the first block of East High Street. That’s on State Road 42 between state roads 67 and 267.

A firefighter removed two people from the home, the sheriff said. Mooresville and five other fire departments were sent to scene.

The house appears to be a total loss. Authorities were continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

Mooresville is a town of 9,700 just southwest of Indianapolis.

Two people died in a house fire on State Road 42 in Mooresville, Indiana, on Sept. 9, 2019. (WISH Photo)

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