(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte woman and her two young children are apparently doing well after a close call with a fire inside their home Thursday.
According to La Porte Police, 23 year old Holly Hulett was in bed with her children, ages 2 and 4, in their lower level apartment at 215 Rockwood St. She woke up about 8:30 a.m. to her children crying and immediately saw smoke. Hulett said the smoke was so heavy she couldn’t see but she managed to get down the hallway and out the door with her children and dog, according to police.
Police said the hair on Hulett and her children was singed and they had smoke and ash residue on their bodies. According to police, they appeared in good condition but were taken to the hospital to be looked over.
The tenant of the second floor apartment was not home at the time.
The cause of the fire was not known but the investigation is continuing, said La Porte Fire Chief Andy Snyder. Damage was estimated at $80,000, police said.