2 suffer smoke inhalation in house fire

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two people suffered slight smoke inhalation Tuesday morning when their house caught fire near East 35th Street and Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis Fire Department officials said.

Seven people live in the home, but five of those people left before firefighters arrived. The remaining two were taken to an Indianapolis hospital.

IFD officials said the people in the home woke to the smell of smoke just before 3:30 a.m. The home didn’t have working smoke detectors.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Tuesday morning. The fire left about $22,000 in damages.

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