One dead after neighbors rescue 2 kids from house fire


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — One person is dead and three others are recovering after a house fire on the east side of Indianapolis early Saturday morning.

911 operators received a call in reference to a house on fire in the 600 block of Chester Avenue shortly after 3:00 a.m.

Two neighbors who lived down the street began smelling smoke before noticing smoke pouring out of a nearby home.

34-year-old Bryan Davis and 28-year-old Bali Scheiber said they ran to the home and kicked in the locked front door.

After forcing themselves in, they found two children trapped inside.

Bryan rescued a a 7-year-old girl and Bali grabbed a 4-year-old boy and pulled them to safety.

It’s unclear if the father of the two kids evacuated himself or was pulled out of the home by another neighbor.

Flames were showing from the single-story house as firefighters arrived.

They entered the home and found a 30-year-old male who was unconscious in the back of the house.

Firefighters performed CPR on the man before transporting him to Eskenazi Hospital. Despite the best life-saving measures, that man was pronounced dead a short time after arriving to the hospital.

The two children were transported to Riley Hospital in critical condition. Their father was stable at the hospital and suffered from possible smoke inhalation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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