An elderly woman was found dead and a 5-year-old girl is in critical condition in Northwest Indiana Wednesday night after fire officials responded to a home and discovered an oven was being used to heat the home, fire officials said.
The incident occurred at a home in the 700 block of King Street about 4:30 p.m. on Gary’s west side.
High carbon monoxide readings were registered by responders when they arrived.
The woman and girl were taken to Methodist Northlake Campus. The adult was later pronounced dead.
The 5-year-old was to be airlifted to another hospital, a fire official said.
No other information was immediately available.