By MIKE FLETCHER
Tribune staff writer
Kokomo — A 73-year-old Kokomo woman died late Wednesday after
firefighters found her unconscious inside her burning home on the
city’s west side.
When firefighters arrived shortly before 11:30 p.m., the rear of
Marilyn M. Montgomery’s two-story home at 528 Magnolia Drive was
engulfed in flames.
Chief Pat O’Neill said fire crews entered the home after neighbors
alerted firefighters that someone might be inside.
After a quick search, Montgomery was found unconscious.
She was transported to St. Joseph Hospital, where she later died,
Fire Investigator Christopher A. Hall said Thursday.
Howard County Coroner Jay Price said the cause of death is pending
the outcome of an autopsy.
Multiple calls from neighbors alerted the fire department of the
“We have not pinpointed a cause, and the fire remains under
investigation,” O’Neill said.
Montgomery was the only one home at the time of the blaze, and
O’Neill said he was unsure whether she lived alone.
Kokomo police detectives and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are
assisting in the investigation.
• Mike Fletcher is the Kokomo Tribune crime reporter. He can be
reached at 765-454-8565 or email@example.com