June 14, 2012
Fire victims remain hospitalized
The cause of the fire is undetermined
By MIKE FLETCHER
Tribune staff writer
— The pair who suffered from burns and possible smoke inhalation in
a house fire on June 7 in the 200 block of East Murden Street remain
in an Indianapolis hospital — one of which remains unconscious and
deteriorating quickly from a surprise diagnosis.
Telly West and Kelly Dailey, both residents of a rental property,
were initially taken to St. Joseph Hospital then airlifted to
Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.
Andria Lowe, Kelly Dailey’s sister, said Kelly suffered minor burns
in the fire, but took a turn for the worse after doctors discovered
he was suffering from cancer. As of Wednesday, Dailey was in a coma.
West also suffered burns as a result of the fire, but her injuries
are not believed to be life threatening. No information on her
condition was available.
According to a Kokomo Fire Department report, West was outside the
home when fire crews arrived. Firefighters rescued Dailey from the
rear of the house.
The cause of the fire, which started in the living room area of the
house, was ruled undetermined, but not suspicious, according to the
State Fire Marshal’s office.
The blaze began at around 10:15 p.m.
When fire crews arrived, the whole front of the house was engulfed
in flames, which spread to the second story. The firefighters
extinguished the blaze within 20 minutes.