Man, woman found dead after home fire in southeastern Carroll County

BURLINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — A man and woman were found dead after a home fire Monday morning in southeastern Carroll County, according to the sheriff.

Passersby called 911 shortly before 9:10 a.m. Monday to report smoke coming from the home in the 2700 block of South State Road 29. The home, which has a Bringhurst address, is about a mile north of the town of Burlington.

Some passersby stopped at the house and found the woman unconscious in the house before fire crews arrived there, said Sheriff Tobe H. Leazenby in a news release.

Carroll County Coroner Kristin Enoch will investigate the deaths and notify families before the man and woman are identified, the sheriff said.

A dog also died in the fire.

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Five volunteer fire departments responded. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office had an investigator at the scene.