Woman killed in north side house fire

Photo of the North Capitol Avenue house fire on Feb. 22, 2018. (WISH photo/Sterling Hicks)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A woman was killed in a house fire on the city’s north side Thursday morning.

Crews were called to a residence in the 3800 block of North Capitol Avenue just after 2:30 a.m.

After arriving on scene, heavy flames were spotted near the front of the residence and as firefighters began battling the flames, a neighbor told them someone may still be in the house.

Crews were able to get inside and did find a woman in the house. She was initially transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition. IFD later posted on social media that the woman died.

A firefighter was also injured, suffering a knee injury. He was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital. The extent of his injury is unknown at this time.

Damage to the residence has been estimated at $80,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.