INDIANAPOLIS — A 71-year-old man is in critical condition after firefighters rescued him from a burning house Wednesday morning, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.
Firefighters pulled the man from the house within two minutes of arriving at the scene around 11:08 a.m. in the 1600 block of English Avenue, near South State Avenue, IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said in a press release.
Emergency personnel began CPR and took the man to Eskenazi Hospital where he remains in critical condition, Reith said.
The other occupant of the house was not home when the fire started, Reith said. They are both displaced.
One cat, Fluffy, was revived by Indianapolis EMS medics and taken to Indy Animal Care, Reith said. Three cats were killed and five cats are unaccounted for.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
11:08 AM - W/in 2 min. of arrival at 1606 English Ave. #IFD Firefighters rescue 71 y/o male from burning structure & establish CPR. #IEMS Transport to Eskenazi in critical condition. Unclear on what started fire. 20 minutes to mark under control. Working alarms. No FF injuries pic.twitter.com/NL2qplecjG— Indianapolis Fire Department 🚒 (@IFD_NEWS) February 24, 2021