N. Ind. boy, 7, dies as 2-story home burns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities in north-central Indiana say a 7-year-old boy died in a house fire after firefighters were unable reach him in an upstairs bedroom.

Madison Township firefighters were told when they arrived about 2 a.m. Saturday at the home in the Clinton County town of Mulberry that Noaha Vaughn-Linderer was still inside the burning structure.

But the Journal & Courier reports firefighters couldn't reach the child's location due to the strength of the fire and the boy died. Fire officials said the boy was trapped in an upstairs bedroom as the fire gutted the home.

Two adults and a teenager who escaped from the home were taken to IU Hospital in Lafayette where they were admitted for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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