Mother in critical condition after food on stove ignites fire

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CUMBERLAND, Ind. (WISH) — A mother remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after unattended food on a stove started an early morning apartment fire on the city’s east side.

Crews rescued a mother and daughter from the apartment complex in the 11700 block of East Ninth Street. That’s at Cumberland Manor Apartments, southeast of the intersection of East 10th Street and North Meussing Street.

Firefighters rescued the daughter from a ledge outside the apartment. The mother was rescued from inside the home, and crews performed CPR on her to get a pulse before she was taken to a hospital.

Residents of the apartment complex and police officers helped three other people, including a child sleeping on a couch, escape without harm, authorities said.

Indianapolis Fire Department said in a tweet that four officers were checked out for smoke inhalation.

No word on the amount of damage to the apartment complex, but one photo from the fire department showed a kitchen severely damaged in the blaze.

Crews rescued a mother and daughter Oct. 8, 2019, from a fire in an apartment in the 11700 block of East Ninth Street in Cumberland. (Photo Provided/Indianapolis Fire Department)
Crews rescued a mother and daughter Oct. 8, 2019, from a fire in an apartment in the 11700 block of East Ninth Street in Cumberland. (Photo Provided/Indianapolis Fire Department)
Crews rescued a mother and daughter Oct. 8, 2019, from a fire in an apartment in the 11700 block of East Ninth Street in Cumberland. (Photo Provided/Indianapolis Fire Department)
Crews rescued a mother and daughter Oct. 8, 2019, from a fire in an apartment in the 11700 block of East Ninth Street in Cumberland. (Photo Provided/Indianapolis Fire Department)

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