INDIANAPOLIS - Two people died Sunday after a fire broke out in their south side home Saturday night.
The victims were identified as Bettie Bradley, 72, and Henderson Clayton Wyrick, 82, the Marion County Coroner's Office and Indianapolis Fire Department confirmed.
Bradley and Wyrick were brother and sister, according to IFD.
Firefighters were dispatched to the fire Saturday night on the 2700 block of Duane Drive at about 8:30 p.m.
Once at the scene, firefighters quickly located Bradley who was still inside the home. Wyrick and another man, Bradley's 51-year-old son, were outside of the home at the time firefighters arrived.
IFD Capt. Rita Reith said neighbors Duane and Sally Unversaw called 9-1-1 and helped the 51-year-old attempt to enter the home looking for his mother. That effort was hampered by heavy smoke conditions.
Firefighters said family members told them the fire may have been started by unattended smoking materials.
Bradley's son was said to be in good condition.
The family had just this week received a new roof and siding repair due to recent storm damage, according to IFD.
Firefighters estimated damage to the home at $225,000.
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