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61-year-old man dies in home fire on northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 61-year-old man died after a residence fire on the city’s northeast side Wednesday night, authorities say.

John Kelliher was identified Thursday by the Marion County Coroner’s Office. The cause and manner of death has yet to be determined.

Firefighters were called to a fire around 10 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment in the 7500 block of Rimwood Lane, the Indianapolis Fire Department said.

IFD initially said the man was 62 years old and lived alone. He was pronounced dead just after 10 p.m.

After arriving on the scene, the fire crew found a small fire inside the residence and put it out quickly.

The department said there were no working smoke alarms in the apartment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No firefighters were injured.

IFD said this is the fourth fatal fire for the department in 2020.