Grandmother jumps from second-story window to escape fire

3 adults, 2 children treated for minor injuries

INDIANAPOLIS - Three adults and two children escaped with minor injuries when their house caught fire Monday morning.

Indianapolis Fire Department crews responded to a home in the 3800 block of East Michigan Street at 10 Monday morning, where heavy fire and smoke were visible.

The home's five residents were all taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital to be examined and treated for minor injuries.

A witness said an older woman jumped from a second-story window to escape the fire.

"I saw flames shooting out that front door and out that top window up there, and as I went to run out and put my shirt on, I see the older lady jump out the two story window down to the ground," said witness Robert Miller. "So I ran over to ask if anybody else is inside, and she said her grandkids. So I went up to go to the front door the flames was so bad I couldn't go around to the front, so the kids had run out the back door. I guess the top window where the kids were at up there was on fire too."

Crews had the fire under control in 20 minutes, and have ruled that the blaze was accidental and electrical.
The home had no working smoke detectors, officials said.

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