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Woman dies, firefighters hurt in St. Joe fire

The fire happened around 5 p.m. in the 200 Block of Widney Street.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2019 11:21 PM

ST. JOE, Ind. (WFFT) - A woman is dead and two firefighters were hurt after a house fire in St. Joe Thursday.

The fire happened around 5 p.m. in the 200 Block of Widney Street.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said a man tried to rescue his wife who was upstairs but he wasn't able to reach her because there was too much smoke.

The man eventually escaped, but his wife died in the fire.

Two firefighters were hurt, one was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. Their conditions weren't known at the time this story was published.

Fire departments from DeKalb and Allen County helped fight the fire.

Indiana State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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