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70-year-old man dies in home fire on 18th Street

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office determined the death to be a homicide. IMPD will continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det. Daniel Smith at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 70-year-old man died Saturday after being trapped inside a morning home fire.

Indianapolis Fire Department was sent to a report of a residence fire with entrapment at 6:58 a.m. Saturday in the 9000 block of East 18th Street. That’s on the city’s east side at 18th Street and North Post Road.

Charles Linstrum was found by firefighters during a primary search at 7:08 a.m. Saturday, police said. Linstrum died after being taken to Eskenazi Hospital in extreme critical condition.

The cause of the fire was unknown.