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Adult, child killed in south side fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An adult and a child were killed in a fire on the city’s south side Friday evening.

The fatal fire occurred at a residence in the 700 block of East Terrace Avenue just before 11 p.m. from an unattended space heater.

52-year-old Jeff Sullivan and his 10-month-old grandson both died as a result of the fire.

It is believed Sullivan and another man were watching the children while their mother ran errands.

Two neighbors attempted to come through the back door in a rescue attempt, but were pushed back from the heat.

A 4-year-old boy was transported Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and is in extremely critical condition as a result of the fire.

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