Officials investigating house fire on Donald Street

NOW: Officials investigating house fire on Donald Street

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Officials are investigating a house fire on Donald Street that happened early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters responded to a home in the 200 block of East Donald Street around 2:27 a.m. for reports of a fire.

Two people who live in the home, Otis Jones and Doris Evans, said they lost everything in the fire.

“Me and her were in the bedroom, and I saw the fire and I woke her up and the neighbor upstairs. They had to put the fire out to get him out, so he’s in the hospital trying to fight for his life, then the other lady out there she was in the bathroom, they had to get her out, and both of them are in the hospital. We just lost everything,” Jones said.

Jones said that he and Evans had only been living in the house for about four months.

“People of South Bend, have a heart. Please help, we have nothing now. We have no clothes. Just the clothes that are on our backs. I’m in a wheelchair, I need a walker,” Evans said.

Two other people who had been in the residence, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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