Local News

News > Local News > House Fire Claims Elderly Woman's Life

House Fire Claims Elderly Woman's Life

Indianapolis woman was 72

(INDIANAPOLIS)  --  A house fire on the southeast-side of Indianapolis has claimed the life of an elderly woman.  The Indianapolis Fire Department reports 72-year old Bettie Bradley died in Eskenazi Hospital after a fire broke out in her home in the 27-hundred block of Duane Drive last night.  Her 81-year old brother remains in very critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital.  Her 51-year old son remains in good condition at Eskenazi Hospital.  Neighbors Duane and Sally Unversaw told firefighters they saw smoke coming from the front of the house and quickly called  9-1-1 and began using a garden hose to pour water on the flames until fire fighters arrived.  Mrs. Bradley's 51-year old son tried to rescue the couple, but was forced out and injured by smoke inhalation. 

Local News

Indianapolis police say a woman is dead and an injured man is being questioned by homicide detectives after their...
The chair of the City-County Council's Administration and Finance Committee the city should be focusing on what it...
(photo courtesy RTV6) A four-year-old and an adult woman were both taken to the hospital after a shooting...
(photo courtesy Indiana Air National Guard) Hundreds of men and a dozen aircraft from Fort Wayne's 122nd Fighter...
Advocates for victims of domestic violence say the state will consider cutting money to programs for those victims...