Woman dead, firefighter injured in Hammond blaze
HAMMOND, Ind. - An elderly woman was found dead, and a firefighter was injured in a blaze Tuesday morning in Hammond, Indiana.
The fire broke out around 4 a.m. at a residence in the 7200 block of Lindberg Avenue.
An occupant of the home was found dead in the fire. They were identified in the evening by the coroner's office as 72-year-old Jacqueline McEntire.
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Her cause of death is pending an autopsy, which will happen on Wednesday.
Also in the blaze, a local firefighters union said a firefighter fell through the floor and suffered severe burns. They were transported to a local hospital in good condition, the union said.