DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — Authorities have identified three people killed during a Thursday morning house fire in Delaware County.
According to the coroner’s office, the victims have been identified as 17-year-old Irie O’Shea, 71-year-old Daniel Porter and 62-year-old Kimberly Porter. Preliminary autopsy results indicated smoke inhalation as the cause of death.
Investigators said O’Shea was a student at West-Del High School. The Porters were her grandparents.
Crews were dispatched to the fire around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters encountered flames upon arrival and said billowing smoke was visible for miles.
It took crews more than four hours to get the fire under control.