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1 killed, 1 critically injured in westside fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – One person is dead and a second person is in critical condition following a fire on the city’s west side, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Crews responded to an apartment complex on the city’s west side for a reported fire.

Firefighters were called to the Meadowlane Condos in the area of West 34th Street and High School Road around 7:30 a.m.

An 11-year-old child was pulled from the second floor and was transported to IU Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He remains in critical condition.

Also, a 42-year-old female was also pulled from the second floor and was transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. The woman later died at the hospital.

IFD says the woman killed and the 11-year-old injured were mother and son.

A 26-year-old male was also transported to Eskenazi for possible smoke inhalation.

One firefighter was slightly injured and was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital to be checked.

Additionally, 14 people have been displaced.

Crews were able to get the fire under control around 8:15 a.m.

One dog did die in the fire. Several vehicles were destroyed and four apartments were heavily damaged.

Crews were able to get the fire under control around 8:15 a.m.

The Indianapolis Fire Department says it is currently unclear how or where the fire started.

Firefighters say the fire did originate in a south garage on the lower level. However, the exact cause of the fire remains unclear.

IFD says this is the fifth fatal fire of 2020.

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