Two people were taken to a hospital from this house fire on Market Street in Aurora early Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Sara Celi)
An elderly woman remains missing after a house fire early Tuesday on Market Street in Aurura. (FOX19 NOW/Sara Celi)
AURORA, IN (FOX19) -
The Indiana State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a residential fire that killed an elderly woman early Tuesday.
The Dearborn County Coroner's Office has not identified the victim.
A man and a woman - including one with burns - were taken to Dearborn County Hospital from a multi-family home in the 100 block of Market Street, fire officials said. The man, who is the son of the deceased woman, has since been released, according to fire investigators.
A neighbor called 911 at 3:40 a.m. to report the building was burning with three people possibly trapped inside, they said.
"I heard the guy yelling help out the window, that's when me and my husband called 911 but by that point the whole back of the house was fully engulfed," said neighbor Melissa Grote.
The caller said one person with burns escaped.
Fire crews said they had to initially battle the blaze from outside the home. It was too dangerous for them to go inside right away.
They said the elderly woman had several oxygen tanks in the residence, and they were concerned those could explode.
The building holds several apartments and appears to be destroyed.