A 5-month-old baby died Tuesday night after a fire started in a Muncie home. NewsLink Indiana reporter Jake Adrianson was at the scene on Wednesday, where people have already started a memorial.
Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn says the infant likely died of smoke inhalation. The child's pregnant mother showed similar symptoms and was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital. The child's father was treated for burns to his hands after attempting to rescue his son.
This fatality comes just a day after 37-year-old Ty Harmon lost his life in a similar Muncie house fire.