A house fire in Greenfield killed one woman and injured another.
Four people were inside the duplex just west of State Road 9 when the fire started.
“The guys made an aggressive attack when they got here and they were able to contain the fire just to the B side, so the a side does not have any damage,” said Greenfield Deputy Fire Chief Jason Horning.
According to property manager Robin Roberts, the tenant came home and discovered her chair was on fire. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the duplex. The tenant’s sister was killed, and the tenant’s niece was flown to the hospital.
“There was even a resident who passed away two days ago, his daughter was here and she tried to break windows to help get that resident out,” said Roberts. “It was a failure, but she did try.”
The name of the woman who died has not been released.
“Very sweet woman and it is a tragedy,” said Roberts. “I know all of my residents and it is quite a loss.”
The family dog was also killed in the fire. Two Greenfield police officers suffered minor injuries when they ran into the duplex to try to get everyone out. Investigators are now trying to figure out how the fire started.