One Dead, Six Escape Indianapolis House Fire

One woman was killed and six people, including four children, escaped a house fire on Indianapolis' south side on Saturday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Jenny Kincade (pictured). The fire, which began at about 4 p.m. in the 700 block of South Bosart Avenue, caused extensive damage to the home and took firefighters about two hours to extinguish, 6News' Cheryl Jackson reported.

The father of the children, Thomas Jones, told investigators that he thinks the fire started in a back room, which has a wooden stove used for heating the home.

"If the house layout would've been a little different, maybe there would have been a chance," Jones said. "As far as I could see, there was nothing that I could do to help her."

Jones said that after he and his fiance' got their children out of the home, they tried to rescue Kincade, but were overcome with smoke.

"The window just exploded with flames. Smoke was coming out. I got out of there. It was pretty bad pretty quick," said Jeremy Keener, a neighbor.

One woman died and several people escaped a house fire on Indianapolis' southeast side on Saturday.

Fire investigators said they were working to determine what sparked the blaze. Officials said about $75,000 in damage was done to the home and that there were no working smoke detectors inside.

The Red Cross gave the family vouchers for food and clothing. They are now staying with other family members.

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