2 found dead after house fire on west side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two adults have died after a house fire on the city’s west side, authorities say.

According to the Wayne Township Fire Department, a fire broke out in a home in the 600 block of Laclede Street around 5:40 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters found a man and a woman dead inside the home.

“The home was reported as a vacant with possible squatters living inside,” the Wayne Township Fire Department said in a Tweet.

Fire crews also encountered a hoarder situation inside and found holes in the floor of the home.

Wayne Township Fire Department Captain Mike Pruitt said one WTFD firefighter suffered minor burns and was taken to Eskenazi for treatment.

It is unclear at this time what caused the fire. An investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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