Man dead after house fire on city’s north side

Man dead in house fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A house fire on the city’s north side Sunday morning claimed the life of one victim.

According to Indianapolis Fire Department, a fire broke out in a home in the 5200 block of Norwaldo Avenue Sunday morning before 7:15. That’s in south Broad Ripple near 52nd Street and Keystone Avenue.

IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said arriving crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from a window on the side of the house. Firefighters were able to get water on the fire quickly and it was under control within about 10 minutes.

A man who was inside the home at the time was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the man has not yet been released.

Reith said a neighbor called 911 to report the fire and alert other neighbors of the situation.

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It is unclear at this time what caused the fire.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing.