GARY | Police are investigating the circumstances involved in a house fire that claimed the life of a 73-year-old woman Monday evening.
Officers were called at 6:46 p.m. to a home in the 2400 block of Buchanan Street in response to a fire. Upon arriving, officers were informed someone was possibly still inside the residence.
Police said officers assisted firefighters in gaining entry to the residence, where they discovered the woman.
Police said the woman was removed from the home and transported to an area emergency room for treatment of her injuries, but died shortly afterward.
A cause of death has yet to be determined, according to police.
Information surrounding the death was not immediately available from the Lake County coroner's office.