1 critically injured in home fire on near-southeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man is in critical condition following a home fire on the city’s near-southeast side, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, crews responded to the 1600 block of English Avenue. That’s southeast of the intersection of Shelby and East Washington streets and Southeastern Avenue.

The fire department said the fire broke out in the man’s home. After pulling him out of the house, he received CPR and was taken a hospital.

The victim’s brother, who also lives in the home, was not harmed in the fire.

Additionally, crews said eight of the home’s nine cats were unaccounted; one was rescued and received treatment.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.