Martinsville house fire kills person and dog

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The Martinsville Fire Department confirmed a resident and a dog were killed in a large house fire in Martinsville Friday night.

Fire crews responded to the home near Martinsville High School just before 9:30 p.m. to a report of a fire with entrapment.

When firefighters arrived at the home, they say they confirmed a resident was trapped inside and that they attempted to make entry into the home.

But, Martinsville Fire says conditions deteriorated and they were unable to successfully rescue the resident.

They say the fire was under control within five minutes, and crews entered the home, finding both the resident and a dog had died.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and no other information, including the name of victim, was released.

The Washington Township Fire Department, Green Township Fire Department, along with Morgan County Sheriff's Office, and Martinsville Police also assisted at the scene.