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Mother, toddler killed in suspicious fire

September 16, 2010

Indianapolis Fire Department arson teams are investigating a Wednesday night fire that killed a women and her 2-year-old son. One firefighter and two residents also were injured in the blaze at Nottingham Village Apartments on the city’s east side. Fire crews were dispatched to the 2100 block of Sussex Lane at 9:15 p.m. after multiple calls reporting that residents were trapped inside an apartment and on third-floor balconies. Three people, including a pregnant woman, jumped from a balcony and another four were rescued by firefighters using a ladder truck. A crew searching the building found the mother and child unconscious in their water-filled bathtub. They died on the way to the hospital. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.

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