One person Killed in Indianola apartment fire


INDIANOLA, Iowa - One person is dead from a Sunday morning apartment fire in Indianola.

Another person was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Police say there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the building.

The apartment is rented by 64-year-old Linda Langenfeld. The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the body to confirm identification.

Police officers originally arrived on scene and attempted to enter the apartment, but were unable because heat and flames. Indianola Firefighters put out the fire after arriving. Upon entering the apartment, a body was discovered in the living room area.

The State Fire Marshal, Indianola Fire Department and Indianola Police Department are conducting the investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire. No foul play is suspected.

Meanwhile, The Red Cross of Iowa says it's providing case work, comfort and financial assistance to help more than 26 people who are displaced by the fire.

(Image courtesy of WHO-TV)


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