CUMBERLAND, Ind. (WISH) - Officials say two children are dead and four people were taken to the hospital following a Monday morning apartment fire in Cumberland, just east of Indianapolis.
A woman was in critical condition and a man was listed in stable condition at Wishard Memorial Hospital Monday morning. Another man and a juvenile were at IU Health Methodist Hospital in stable condition, Indianapolis Fire Department Public Information Officer Jason Kistler said before noon Monday.
PHOTOS | Cumberland apartment fire
The fire broke out around 9:18 a.m. at Raintree Commons in Cumberland, near Washington and Muessing streets.
The woman who owns the building said three children who lived in the unit that burned are autistic. She said the mother took many steps to protect her children in the residence.
A neighbor told 24-Hour News 8 that he tried to help the family out of the home when he heard screaming. He said he poured buckets of water on the fire before firefighters arrived and was not able to reach three people. He said he thinks five people live in the apartment
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