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Woman dead, 2 firefighters hospitalized after northern Indiana house fire

ST. JOE, Ind. (WANE) – One woman is dead and two firefighters were hospitalized after a house fire Thursday in this town of about 460 in northeast Indiana. 

Multiple departments were called about 5 p.m. to the 200 block of Widney Street. 

According to the DeKalb County sheriff, two people were home at the time. One person escaped, but a woman was later found dead. 

Two firefighters were injured and taken to the hospital. One sufferd minor injuries, the other suffered more severe injuries and was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis. 

Fire officials said they got the fire under control after just over an hour. 

A township trustee and community members pitched in to give the firefighters pizza and bottled water after being on the scene for more than two hours. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.