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Woman dead, man critically injured in early morning fire on Indianapolis' southeast side

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 15:29:29-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A woman pulled from an Tuesday morning fire on Indianapolis' southeast side has died and the man pulled from the home remains in critical condition. 

The fire broke out at a home on Pleasant Street just after 1 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from under the front door of the home. 

A 50-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man were both pulled out of the home by firefighters and taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. The woman later died from her injuries. No identities have been released at this time. 

The man was still in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon. 

Firefighters were also able to revive two dogs they pulled from the home, Baby Girl and Chico. Chico was placed in a home but Baby Girl ran away from the scene and firefighters were unable to relocate her. 

Firefighters noted that the home did not have working smoke detectors. 

Tuesday's death marks the sixth fatality from a fire that the Indianapolis Fire Department has worked since January 1.