Woman, 60, killed in house fire early Tuesday on Indy's east side

A woman was killed in a house fire on the east side of Indianapolis early Tuesday, according to the city's fire department.

Crews were called to a residence in the 1200 block of North Irvington Avenue near Community Hospital East just after 6 a.m. by a passerby, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Smoke was coming from the single-story home and a 60-year-old woman was found during a search of the structure. Firefighters rescued the woman and began CPR. They had the fire under control a few minutes later, according to the department.

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The woman was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later. A dog also died in the fire.

There were no working smoke alarms installed at the residence, according to fire investigators. They found a working carbon monoxide detector and several purchased smoke alarms in their original packaging, the fire department stated. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Indianapolis Fire Department has already seen as many fire deaths in January as during all of 2022. Including Tuesday's fire, six people have been killed in fires across the district this year.

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A father and two young daughters died after suffering injuries in an apartment fire on the city’s east side that burned Jan. 9. Two days earlier, Charles Linstrum, 70, was killed in a house fire on the east side of the city. A person, who has not yet been identified, was killed in a blaze in the 2400 block of west 61st Street just before 2 a.m. on Jan. 17.

"The IFD believes that one fire fatality in our district is one too many," a statement from the fire department reads. "The fact that we have had 6 fire fatalities in one month, 5 of those with no working smoke alarm, is very concerning to us."

Anyone who lives in the Indianapolis Fire Department district and needs smoke alarms can request them online.

Contact Jake Allen at jake.allen@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jake_Allen19.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis fire: Woman, 60, and dog killed in east-side blaze