Six people died when a house caught fire in Henry County, Indiana, early Thursday morning, ABC News reported. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, flames were shooting from the windows of the home.
Sally Rogers told ABC that she was “screaming” for her mom, Brenda Rush, to come back in the house when she saw the fire. Rogers’ 6-year-old son was injured and was transported to a local hospital.
“She’s like, ‘You can come in here. We’re going to pray together’ and she opened the door and she was gone,” Rogers told ABC. She said she didn’t know her mother was inside the house and that it was “a huge shock.”
Henry County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Thompson, who said he had just checked on the state of the home while he was on the way to the fire, told ABC News that the four adults and one child were not detected as living in the home, and that the group may have been inside of a relative’s home while the fire broke out. The victims of the fire have not yet been identified.
Thursday morning, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb spoke of the tragedy, as reported by Fox59. “[The fire] could have been a whole lot worse,” Holcomb said. “To be able to pull six families out of there and get those kids to safety is really, really good news and kind of makes you appreciate life.”
The family members who escaped the fire are expected to be okay.
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