MORGANTOWN, Ind. — One person died Sunday afternoon in a residence fire in Morgantown, Ind. that also sent one firefighter to the hospital.
Crews responded to a residence fire with entrapment just after 12 p.m. Sunday that was southwest of Bargersville on 700 W, arriving on scene in 13 minutes. Upon arrival, they found the single-story residence fully consumed by the fire, Deputy Fire Chief Mike Pruitt said.
One female occupant of the home, located at the 1400 block of Johnson County Road S. 700 West, died in the fire. She has been identified as 87-year-old Helen Doyle. A cause is not yet known.
Deputy Fire Chief Pruitt said that around 3:37 p.m. the fire was under control, approximately 15 minutes after crews arrived. Additionally, Pruitt added that one of the 35 firefighters involved in stopping the blaze was transported to the hospital for a medical checkout.