Mother and baby rescued from deadly Indiana apartment fire

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GRIFFITH, Ind. — An apartment fire that killed a man and injured several others is under investigation in Griffith.

The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Wednesday while most residents were sleeping at the Park West apartment complex, at 1108 Reyome Drive, in Griffith.

Police arrived first to the scene and immediately rescued a mother and her baby from the top floor. Firefighters then rescued four other residents from balconies.

Dozens of others were able to safely escape the fire.

Two officers were transported to Community Hospital in Munster where they were treated and released. Four residents were also treated and expected to be okay.

One man, who apparently was in or near the apartment unit most damaged by the fire, was transported to Munster Community Hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries.

According to police, the fire marshal is indicating that a kitchen stove cannot be ruled out as a possible cause.


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