Woman hospitalized after house fire in Fountain Square Neighborhood

INDIANAPOLIS - A woman was sent to the hospital after she escaped from a burning house in Indy's Fountain Square neighborhood.

Just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) crews headed to a house in the 1500 block of Hoyt Avenue to respond to a fire that reportedly began in the garage and spread to the house. 

The family tells RTV6 that they woke up to smoke filling their home, and that one of them didn't make it out as quickly as everyone else because her door was locked, and the other members of the family had trouble waking her up.

Fire crews were able to get that woman from the house, who was reportedly sent to the hospital in serious condition. She was able to walk out of the house herself and her injuries were mainly due to smoke inhalation. As of 7:45 a.m. she was put under good condition, a great sign, fire crews said.

RTV6's Anne Kelly spoke to a man who lives in the home. The man said his wife's aunt, a woman in her 40s, was the one hospitalized.

The 16-year-old daughter who lived in the home said six people were living in the home, including two other teenagers. There were five people in the home at the time.

IFD said the damage to the house amounts to $150,000 in losses. Investigators said there are working smoke detectors in the house, but they didn't activate when they were needed because the fire was in the garage.

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