LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people died in an apartment fire Monday night in southern Indiana.
The fire occurred at about 11:30 p.m. on Windridge Drive in Madison, Indiana. Fire officials said the flames were already intense when firefighters arrived on the scene.
Two people died in the fire, according to officials who recovered their bodies. Family members said it was Cindy Geerts and her 15-year-old son Connor. Cindy was bedridden.
People are now saving what they can after the fire burned through at least four apartment units.
"We heard a big boom," Terri Perry, a neighbor said. "It sounded like gunshots a little bit and then you could hear the glass shatter from the window where the fire was rolling out of the windows, the door."
She said it's still hard to comprehend.
"It's just, I don't know kind of hard to wrap your mind around everything just because we were all out here while they were still in the house," Perry said. "We didn't know that they were inside."
Neighbors have started raising money to help the victims, but family members asked for donations to be sent directly to the funeral home.
"The family didn't have insurance, so if there's anybody who was wanting to donate or to help out the families we would appreciate if they would donate to Morgan and nay funeral center here in Madison," Julia Sampson, sister-in-law, said.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
This story may be updated.
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