Arson Suspected in Indianapolis Fire that Killed 2

September 17, 2010

Fire officials say a woman and her 2-year-old son were killed and three others including a firefighter injured by an arson at an Indianapolis, Ind., apartment complex.

Fire Capt. Rita Burris said the woman took refuge with her son in a water-filled bathtub in her third-floor apartment as the flames spread on the night of Sept. 15.

The Indianapolis Star reports that 20-year-old Jessica Cole and Amerian Williams-Cole were found unconscious in the bathtub of their unit at Nottingham Village Apartments on the city’s east side.

Burris says they were taken down a 24-foot ladder but died while en route to a hospital.

Three other people that included a pregnant woman jumped from third-floor balconies, two of whom suffered minor injuries. One firefighter also suffered minor injuries.

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