Two people were burned the night of Nov. 17 in an Indianola house fire.
The names of the victims have not been released.
The Indianola Fire Department was called to 701 West Boston Ave. shortly after 8 p.m. Crews removed a woman from the house and she was flown by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospital's burn unit in Iowa City.
Law enforcement reported that a male victim got out of the home before the fire department arrived on the scene, according to a news release. He was transported by ambulance to the MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment.
Upon their arrival on the scene, fire crews found flames coming from windows and doors on the front of the house. Crews from Hartford, Milo and Carlisle were called in for mutual aid.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Indianola Fire Chief Greg Chia said he expected the probe to take a week or longer.
The Indianola Fire Department responds to 2,500 to 2,700 calls each year and approximately 400 of them are fire-related.
Teresa Kay Albertson covers Des Moines' southern suburbs for the Register and the Indianola Record-Herald. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-419-6098.
This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Two residents burned in Indianola house fire